Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi
Wed., April 30, 12 p.m. 2014
Local author, Janet Zandy will talk about her book Unfinished Stories. Her book presents a study of the lives and narrative photography of Hansel Mieth (1909–1998) and Marion Palfi (1907–1978). Mieth was the second woman staff photographer employed by Life magazine. Palfi’s photo of Henry Street Settlement kids was the first cover of Ebony magazine. German born émigrés who never met, they constructed remarkably similar photo narratives of unseen America. They were visual storytellers, artists, and citizen-photographers who do not fit easily into contemporary categories of or documentary photography. Unfinished Stories offers a fresh and informed eye on representational photography.