The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present an online exhibition which delves into the fascinating world of Kati Horna (1912-2000), one of most intriguing photographers of the 20th century.
Photography enables one to show, liberate and develop one’s sensibility. […] At the moment of pressing the shutter you had to keep the image - let your emotion, discovery and visual surprise flow - the moment had to be kept in your head. That’s what I call developing one’s visual memory. - Kati Horna
Both cosmopolitan and avant-garde, Kati Horna is mainly known for her photos of the Spanish Civil War taken between 1937 and 1939 for an album commissioned by the Spanish Republic, as well as her friendship with Robert Capa. Her work is characterised by the influence of the principles of surrealist Photography and her own moving approach to photojournalism and documentary photography. Her legacy spans photojournalism, art photography and teaching, created over the course of a career that spanned seven decades and five countries.
All of the prints shown are available and we very much encourage to arrange a viewing in person.
Online exhibition dates:
30 November, 2021 - 7 January, 2022