Berlin is where Kati Horna, born in Budapest in 1912, joined Bertolt Brecht’s collective and met Robert Capa ( the two remained close ), László Moholy– Nagy — then a teacher at the Bauhaus — and Simon Guttman, founder of Dephot photo agency. Caught in the era’s political vicissitudes, she was forever on the move, first to Paris then to Spain, in the throes of civil war. She embraced anarchism and contributed to the Umbral periodical, where she met the man who would become her husband, the Andalusian painter José Horna. The two fled Europe for Mexico. Marked by such fundamental political experiences, and by the intellectual and artistic effervescence of Europe’s capital cities before nazism cast its shroud, the photography of Kati Horna is on show in Paris at the Jeu de Paume in an exhibition which at last does justice to the scope of her work. 3rd June to 14th September at
the Jeu de Paume ( Paris ).