Hungarian-American architectural photographer
Balthazar Korab (Budapest, Hungary 1926–Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, January 15, 2013) was an important architectural photographer of the modernist period, became popular in the U.S. and around the world after World War II. He spent most of his life in the U.S. living in Troy, Michigan.
In 1949, when Balthazar Korab was 23 years old, he migrated to France, fleeing from Hungary’s communist government. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1954. read more
Although mid-century photography represents a well-known part of Balthazar Korab’s work, he also focused on a wide range of photographic and architectural interests, such as Mayan archeological sites, Tuscan hill towns, Roman roofscapes, and vernacular architecture of Michigan, Indiana, China, and Yemen.
Last updated: January 1, 2019