Description at the back: On the way to a wedding. Oltenia, Moldavia, 1958.
Photographer: Inge Morath
Going to a Wedding in Moldavia, 1958.
Ingeborg Hermine "Inge" Morath (1923-2002) was an Austrian-born American photographer. In 1951, she began to photograph during a visit to Venice. Moulin Rouge (1952) film director, John Huston wrote of Morath that she "is a high priestess of photography. She has the rare ability to penetrate beyond surfaces and reveal what makes her subject tick." In 2002, members of Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in honor of their colleague as an annual award. It is administered by the Inge Morath Foundation, and is given to a woman photographer under the age of 30, to support her work towards the completion of a long-term project.