Horowitz: fifty years of portrait photos
This exhibition at Museum Judenplatz offers an insight into the portrait photography of Michael Horowitz, photographer, journalist, and author, born in Vienna in 1950. He has written biographies of Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch, Karl Kraus, Helmut Qualtinger, and H.C. Artmann, inspired by his father, a well-known theater photographer. The family came from Galicia to Vienna in the 1920s to join relatives who managed a textile company. Forced to leave Austria, they survived World War II in Shanghai and France. Michael Horowitz started taking pictures at the age of sixteen and through his job as a journalist and editor-in-chief of Freizeit met countless celebrities from the world of politics, science, art, and culture—and photographed them all. His photography is effectively a document of contemporary history.