Behind the Iron Curtain: Intimate Views of Life in Communist Hungary – The New York Times

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Behind the Iron Curtain: Intimate Views of Life in Communist Hungary – The New York Times

Photographing in socialist Hungary in the decades leading to democratic rule, Andras Bankuti knew that everything was political. Aware of taboo subjects – religion, poverty, drugs, among others – he resorted to self-censorship. “The second I pressed the shutter release,” he said, “I knew which of my pictures could not be published.”