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The deep intensity and mystery in Sylvia Plachy's Transylvanian Woods reflects the emotional connection she makes in her work. Transylvanian Woods is the elegant opening image from her latest monograph, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (Aperture, 2004), and is emblematic of a collection of some of her most complex and personal work to date. This archival C-print is signed and numbered by Sylvia Plachy and sold in an archival paper folder.


Sylvia Plachy’s (born 1943, Budapest) photo-essays and portraits have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and other publications, and have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, and Tokyo. Plachy’s most recent book, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (Aperture, 2004), a personal history of central Europe in photographs and text, received a 2004 Golden Light award for best book, and in spring 2007, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, featured a retrospective exhibition of her work.  

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