Ata Kandó

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Ata Kandó (born Etelka Görög; 17 September 1913 – 14 September 2017) was a Hungarian-Dutch photographer of Jewish descent.[1] She was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Beginning her photography practice in the 1930s with children's photography, Kandó later worked as a fashion photographer, photographed refugees and travelled to the Amazon to photograph landscapes and indigenous people. In the 1930s she stayed two times in Paris. During the war she lived in Hungary, but after the war she returned to Paris.She moved to the Netherlands in 1954.

In 1959, she won a silver medal in Munich for fashion photography and then in 1991, received the Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal. This was followed in 1998 with the Imre Nagy Prize and that same year, she and her husband received the Righteous Among the Nations, awarded by Israel for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

In 1999 she was awarded the Hungarian Photographers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kandó died at the age of 103 in Bergen, Netherlands on 14 September 2017.[2]

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  • Hollak, Rosan (5 February 2007). "Meer dan de vrouw van" [More than just the wife] (in Dutch). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 25 April 2016.}
  • Miklós, Vincze (22 January 2016). "Ismeretlen magyarok: Ata Kandó, a modern fotográfia egyik legsokszínűbb művésze" [Unknown Hungarians: Ata Kandó, one of the most colorful artists of modern photography] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Central Digitális Média Kft ( Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  • Sándor, Anna (2002). "Ata Kandó–a Spinoza Házban" [Ata Kandó at Spinoza House]. Terasz (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Terasz Kiadó Kft. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2016.