Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy left her native Hungary with her parents after the 1956 Revolution, and immigrated to the United States in 1958. A photographer since 1964, her portraits and photo essays appear in numerous magazines and are exhibited worldwide. She was a staff photographer at the Village Voice, and is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. Her book, Unguided Tour received an Infinity Award. Sylvia has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lucy Award, and more recently a Dr. Erich Salomon Award. Currently, she has a composite photo in the Photographs by Women exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This is her second year teaching for The Workshops. Sylvia's website is