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Introduction
Kati Horna (May 19, 1912 - October 19, 2000), born Katalin Deutsch, was a Hungarian-born Mexican photojournalist, surrealist photographer and teacher. She was born in Budapest and lived in France, Berlin, Spain, and later was naturalized Mexican. Most of her work was lost during the Spanish Civil War. She was also one of the most influential women artists/photographers of her time. Through her photographs she was able to change the way that people viewed war. One way that Horna was able to do this was through the utilization of a strategy called "gendered witnessing". Gendered witnessing consisted of putting a more "feminine" view on the notion that war was a predominantly masculine thing. Horna became a legendary photographer after taking on a woman’s perspective of the war, she was able to focus on the behind the scenes, which led her to portraying the impact the war had on women and children. One of her most striking images is the Tête de poupée Horna worked for various magazines including Mujeres and S.NOB , in which she published a series of Fétiches ; but even her more commercial commissions often contained surreal touches
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Q3194117
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Nationalities
Hungarian, Mexican
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Names
Kati Horna, Katti Horna
Ulan
500330796
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