Judit Kárász (1912–1977) was a student of the Bauhaus, whose 100th anniversary is celebrated this year. However, she also studied photography before her Dessau years, at the Paris École de la photographie, after she left grammar school in 1930. In 1932 she joined the Szeged Youth Art Society, taking socially conscious photographs. She went on to work for diverse clients, including the DEPHOT agency, whose contributor she was between 1932–1935. After she returned to Hungary in 1949, the prevailing cultural policy seemed to make inventive work impossible. She stopped producing creative photography, and worked as the photographer of a museum from 1950.
This exhibition, a part of the Hungarian Month of Photography event series, seeks to offer a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre with pictures from the Hungarian Museum of Photography’s holdings.