Timeline

1943
Born in Budapest, Hungary
1965
B. F. A. from Pratt Institute
1977
Recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Award
1990
Unguided Tour book published by Aperture and awarded the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for the Best Publication
1982–1993
A weekly photographic column, “Sylvia Plachy’s Unguided Tour” in The Village Voice
1994–1996
A weekly column, “Signs & Relics” in Metropolis Magazine
1996
Red Light book published by powerHouse
2000
Signs & Relics book published by The Monacelli Press
1977–2004
Staff photographer for The Village Voice
2004
Self Portrait with Cows Going Home published by Aperture
2004
Plachy is the recipient of the Women in Photography International Distinguished Photographer Award
2005–2007
Staff photographer for The New Yorker
2007
Goings On About Town published by Aperture and The New Yorker magazine
2007
Out of the Corner of My Eye published by the laFabrica

Exhibitions

2008
New York, New York, Composition Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008
Fragile Beings, Blanca Berlin Galeria, Madrid, Spain.
2008
The Amazing Adrien, My Cup of Tea/Creative Space, Rome, Italy.