Ata Kandó

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Ata Kandó, born as 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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