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In almost 70 years of photography, I had the time to photograph many different subjects, with at least a dozen different techniques. But that’s almost beside the point. The point is that I had the time to play many different games. The hardest, as in the case of the present website, is to make this clear to the people who look at my work.
Frank Horvat is a photographer born on April 28, 1928 in Opatija (Croatia), presently living and working in France. There is some misconception on Horvat's origin, given that he was born in Croatia when it was partially taken by Italians. Nevertheless, he is a Croat, born in Croatia to a Croat family. He is best known for his fashion photography, published between the mid 1950s and the end of the 1980s, but his photographic opus includes photojournalism, portraiture, landscape, nature and sculpture. In 1988, he produced a major book of interviews with fellow photographers (such as Don McCullin, Robert Doisneau, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Marc Riboud). At the beginning of the 1990s, he was one of the first to experiment with Photoshop. In 1998, he replaced his professional equipment with a compact camera, which he always carries in his pocket, in order to shoot anything, at any moment that seems to him of some interest. In 2011, he put online his first iPad application (Horvatland).
Born in a Jewish family from Central Europe (his father Karl was a general physician from Hungary, his mother Adele a psychiatrist from Vienna), Horvat has lived in several countries (Switzerland, Italy, Pakistan, India, England, USA). In 1955, he settled in France, while continuing to commute in Europe, to often work in New York.
...His latest enterprise is an iPad application called Horvatland : a trip through a mind, containing more than 2000 photos produced in the course of 65 years, 200.000 words of text and 20 hours of comments.