Vilmos Zsigmond, the Hungarian born, is well-known for films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter or The Black Dahlia.
The trade-mark of Vilmos Zsigmond’s works is the inventive and creative use of lighting and artistic application of light. Due to his unique style, his works show a rich diversity: his images are poetic at a time, realistic at another, with both an attention to detail and a grandiose vision.
The core of the exhibition comprises photographs never on display before. It was in the beginning of the 1950’s, while still living in Hungary, when Vilmos Zsigmond became deeply interested in the art of photography. The start of Vilmos Zsigmond’s cinematography career in the US is intertwined with a decisive phase of American film making, a period referred as New Hollywood in filmhistory. During the 1956 Hungarian revolution he left Hungary, fled to the USA and from the beginning of the 1970’s worked together with directors on their early films, who changed American film making fundamentally as for example Robert Altman, John Boorman, Michael Cimino, Steven Spielberg. Vilmos Zsigmond and his fellows disregarded the traditional rules of story telling, shot films at various places outside the studio, and turned towards realism, resolutely striving after boosting American film to reach an artistic level.
Paris Hungarian Institute
Created in 1927, Paris Hungarian Institute Fondé en 1927, aims to spread hungarian culture through lectures, exhibitions, shows...