A VISUAL MEMOIR OF HUNGARIAN HISTORY
Proud & Torn: A Visual Memoir of Hungarian History is a 16-chapter, timeline-oriented history of Hungary that helps readers make sense of the dramatic and often horrific events that led one family—like Hungary itself—to be irreparably torn: two world wars, the Holocaust, and more than a century of instability with competing regimes of autocracy, fascism, democracy, and communism.
The story follows a sister and brother born in Hungary in the 1930s, and previous generations of their family. Presented in a visual, interactive format and documented from the archives of personal, national, and world events, Proud & Torn brings history to life, and the family photos of everyday people make the history authentic and approachable (see proudandtorn.org/about). The format's captivating visuality also means it is accessible to young people.
Exploring the Relevance and Applications of Historic Images in a Digital Society
Developed and executed a marketing campaign for the Fortepan Archive and the Hungarian National Gallery, including digital/social content and initiatives, a custom-poster campaign, and wheat pasting public street art
Produced Téli ünnepkör, a cross-departmental digital photo exhibition with the Néprajzi Múzuem celebrating Advent Season traditions in rural Hungary
Developed a business plan for ForteGo, mobile application featuring geo-tagged historic photographs
Presented research as a guest speaker at the 2019 Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal
“On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, JR created a collaborative piece of art on the scale of the Napoleon Court. Three years after having made the Pyramid disappear, the artist brought a new light to the famed monument by realizing a gigantic collage, thanks to the help of 400 volunteers!”
Collaborated with world renowned street artist JR and his studio to construct their 2019 piece on the courtyard of the Louvre
Documented construction and destruction with archival photography
"This innovative mystery unravels amid a landscape of cataclysm. Its stunning cinematic vision exposes the corrosive power of anti-Semitism and collaboration during the Holocaust."
Studied with award-winning Hungarian Film Director Ferenc Törok on set of his most recent film, 1945
Documented on set production with archival photographs and video footage
Studied with and assisted Hungarian Film Editor Bela Barsi during production
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