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Kati Horna (Deutsch)

Hebrew: קטי פולצ'ק, Hungarian: Horna
Also Known As: "Katalin", "Katherina"
Birthplace: Mezőszilas, Sárbogárdi, Fejér, Hungary
Death: October 19, 2000 (88)
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sándor - Alexander Deutsch and Margit Deutsch
Wife of José Horna
Ex-wife of Pál Partos
Ex-partner of Robert Capa
Mother of Ana María Norah Horna y Fernández
Sister of Roza Frankel/ Frankl; Sara Fekete and Private

Occupation: Photographer, architect
Managed by: Balázs Déri
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Immediate Family

About Kati Horna

Kati Horna - born Katalin Deutsch in Szilasbalhás, Veszprém, Kingdom of Hungary - was a Mexican photojournalist, surrealist photographer and teacher. She was born in Budapest and lived in France, Berlin, Spain, and later was naturalized Mexican. Most of her work was lost during the Spanish Civil War. She was also one of the most influential women artists/photographers of her time. Through her photographs she was able to change the way that people viewed war. One way that Horna was able to do this was through the utilization of a strategy called "gendered witnessing". Gendered witnessing consisted of putting a more "feminine" view on the notion that war was a predominantly masculine thing. Horna being a women was able to capture the emotions of women and children of war from a different perspective and angle. This in part made her the legendary war photographer that she later became.- from Wikipedia.

Record of birth in Civil Registry.

(It is not clear why many sources indicate that she was born in Budapest.]

Lost archive of Spanish Civil War photos discovered after 72 years - A historian has located more than 500 images taken by the Hungarian photographer Kati Horna between 1937 and 1938, when she was working for the CNT anarchist labor union - El Pais (English), 23 August 2019.

Archivo Privado de Fotos y Gráfica Kati y José Horna.

The woman who captured Robert Capa's heart, The Independent", 13 June 2010.

Hammer Museum - UCLA - Digital Archive.

"Surrealist Photographs of the Spanish Civil War", Time, 19 August 2014.

Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press, 2016.

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Kati Horna's Timeline

May 19, 1912
Mezőszilas, Sárbogárdi, Fejér, Hungary
October 19, 2000
Age 88
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico