1973 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

László Török

01 January, 1972

A Family. László Török, 25 years old at the time, made this photo in the flat where he was living with his parents, using models instead of members of a real family. In his letter to World Press Photo from 1973, explaining the subject of the photograph, Török wrote: 'I am very much interested in human relations, the position and role of my own age group [...] In this picture I wanted to call the attention to the different ways of thinking of the generations [...] When thinking about the appearance of the picture, I chose this way of brownish daguerrotype-looking picture characteristic of the end of the 19th century, because I wanted to emphasize the time. I draw the line in an ironizing way between the parents and the boy being still under their influence and young girl thinking already in a quite different way than they.'

About the photographer

László Török

László Török (Budapest, Hungary, 1948) qualified as a photographer in 1975. In 1979, he joined the Association of Hungarian Photographers and became chairman of its artistic comm...

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