Talk: 'The Blind Musician and the Voyeurs' by George Szirtes

23 January 2018

18:00 - 20:00

The Royal Philatelic Society
41 Devonshire Place
United Kingdom

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Non RPS Member£5.00 
RPS Member£5.00 
Group Member£0.00 

Mr Szirtes, as well as being a lover of Hungarian photography, is a distinguished writer, translator and poet. His poems include verses about André Kertész, and these and others of his poems will be read by the actors Stephen Thorne and Timothy West. His talk will particularly focus on Kertész and Károly Escher, with whom he has a strong family connection.

Mr Szirtes contributed a chapter to the catalogue for the 2011 exhibition Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century, curated by Colin Ford at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. He is an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmith’s College, of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Letters, and of the Royal Society of Literature. As a journalist, he contributes to BBC radio and television, The Times, The Guardian and The Independent, and has won numerous awards and honours for his academic work and translations.


Colin Ford CBE will introduce George Szirtes, to whom we are extremely grateful for agreeing to speak to us at such very short notice.

Janine Freeston
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