Balthazar Korab – Architect of Photography

Balthazar Korab emigrated to the US from Hungary in the 1950’s. As with so many of his generation who fled to the States, Australia & Canada, Korab brought his European perspective to the consumer revolution happening in the West.

Initially hired as as designer for the architectural firm of “Eero Saarinen and Associates”, he went on to become the in-house photographer for the company. Documenting their many famous commissions including the TWA Terminal and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.

The photos below are from the new biography of Balthazar Korab, the first dedicated solely to his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab’s circuitous path to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the United States and launching his career as Eero Saarinen’s on-staff photographer.

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