Plachy's photo essays and portraits have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and other publications. They have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Paris and Tokyo.
Sylvia's book, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (2005), is a personal history of Central Europe with photographs and text, received a Golden Light Award for best book in 2004. Her first book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, won the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for best publication in 1991.
Her other books are Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry with James Ridgeway (1996) and Signs & Relics (2000) and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker (2007). Plachy has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lucie Award (2004). She has taught and lectured widely.
Photo synthesis: discover the grays in the black-and-whites.(exhibit and lecture by photographer Sylvia Plachy)(Brief Article)
Apr 01, 2005; After world-class photographer (and Adrien Brody's mom) Sylvia Plachy wraps her self-titled show at the RoseGallery with a...