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Exhibition: Photographs by Margaret Michaelis and Kati Horna
14 December 2021 - 15 February 2022
The Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in The Hague, has organized an exhibition on the work of two Jewish photographers: Margaret Michaelis (Dziedzice, 1902 – Melbourne, 1985) and Kati Horna (Budapest, 1912 – Mexico, 2000). Both women made photographic reports during the Spanish Civil War, putting their cameras at the service of the social revolution launched by the CNT-FAI (National Confederation of Labour – Iberian Anarchist Federation).
Spanish researcher Almudena Rubio has recently rediscovered and catalogued these photographs in the CNT-FAI archive, stored at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. This unpublished documentary collection contains the Photographic Archive of the CNT-FAI Foreign Propaganda Office of the Spanish Civil War. The work of these two photojournalists, now identified, will be on show for the first time at the public library of Amsterdam (OBA), from December 14, 2021, to January 30, 2022.