Over the decades, Horvat’s work continued to write exciting new chapters in the history of photography. Though well advanced in age, he continued to be active, experimenting with new digital possibilities, while also re-interpreting his early work. The many exhibitions and numerous photo books over the years, bear testimony to the photographer’s apparently limitless creativity.
Horvat was born on April 28, 1928 in Abbazia, Italy (today Opatija in Croatia). He began to teach himself photography at the end of the forties, then moved to Paris in 1955, where he lived until he passed away last Wednesday, surrounded by his family.
Horvat continued photographing and documenting his life up until the end, planning further exhibitions for the coming months – in Moscow, among other places. The Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau in Gentilly is currently exhibiting pictures he took Paris in the fifties. They remain on display up until January 10, 2021. (Ulrich Rüter)
Horvat was featured as a Leica Classic in issue 5/2015 of the LFI magazine.
All images on this page: © Frank Horvat