Subcultures in Pittsburgh

Presented by Zsuzsi Matolcsy (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rating: PG
Genre: Visual Art

For a period of 10 years I documented the lives of young adults who had chosen to live their lives outside of the mainstream of society. My photographic work was from a sympathetic point of view to gain a better understanding of my subject's perspective. I have looked to capture within my images the metaphors and themes in life which are universal. Hopefully the viewer of these images will have a deeper level of understanding of the youth from within this culture. My voyage into this world has been one of discovery, revelation and enlightenment.
Zsuzsi Matolcsy

Show Creator(s): Zsuzsi Matolcsy

About the Performer(s):

Zsuzsi Matolcsy
I have always been interested in people who lived outside of the cultural norm. I believe this comes from my background as a child of immigrant parents. Even though I was born in the United States and was fully immersed in American culture, I had another side to in my upbringing of being fully immersed in the Hungarian community here in Pittsburgh. I like many first generation Americans were always made aware of our strong ancestral connection to our country of origin. The first language I ever spoke was Hungarian. I participated in many activities related to the community: Magyar Scouts, Hungarian summer school and the Hungarian Reformed Church. In my youth I spent weekends at Magyar Park, a 150 acre farm bought by large group of Hungarians to keep the community together. I would spend my summers there at our large man made lake called ‘Little Balaton’ named after it’s larger counterpart in Hungary.

The duality of being in two cultures has lead me to develop a keen sense of awareness of my surroundings and why I believe I was drawn to photography as a young teen. I realized then that the camera could be a way to record the world around me.

Times (EDT):
Available On-Demand April 8th through April 10th!

Streaming Type: 3D Gallery




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Fringes performed at:

Pittsburgh Fringe 2017