In all modesty, Sylvia Plachy tries to vanish behind the lens—yet somehow she
seems to be inside the picture, the genie that lets loose its swirling, slightly
off-balance energy. Her Goings On About Town (Aperture/The New Yorker) showcases the
Hungarian-born, New York–based photographer's realistically rhapsodic vision of a
city where, in her words, you can "step out and chase your dreams." Above,
"Bambi the Mermaid, Coney Island, Brooklyn"; below, "Stars of the
Radio City Christmas Spectacular."
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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