Does this couple represent an elderly man and wife, or two women, perhaps a mother and daughter? The answer is unclear but it does not matter: the meaning of the image is to be found in the contrast between the grimness of their faces and the tenderness of their embrace. We feel certain that they have endured terrible hardship, but we can also see that their love for one another endures. - Samantha Tancredi
b. Hungary, 1928-2008
Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore
Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7423.