ODE TO MUNKACSI photographs by Martin Munkacsi in memory and celebration of his daughter and champion, Joan Munkacsi
Over her lifetime, Joan Munkacsi (1948 - 2008) cemented her father’s place within the photographic canon by writing about his work and partnering with Howard Greenberg Gallery, which has represented Martin Munkacsi since organizing an exhibition of his work in 1984. Joan was the primary force in reestablishing an appreciation for the remarkable contributions Munkacsi made to the field. In 1992, she helped the Aperture Foundation publish a definitive monograph of his work and in 2007, she assisted the International Center of Photography in mounting a major retrospective in New York City. In the year before her passing, she also helped to obtain a long-lost trove of over 4,000 glass plate negatives that had been missing since her father’s death in 1963.
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