Posted by David Ozanich — 3 Dec 2010
For your Friday pleasure may I introduce 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika Goldberger, starring in her own action adventure photo series. In a bid to cheer her up, her photographer grandson, Sacha, proposed taking her out to take some photos. At first she was reluctant but soon, as you can see, she got into the swing of things.
Frederika was born in Budapest 20 years before World War II. During the war, at the peril of her own life, she courageously saved the lives of ten people. When asked how, Goldberger told us "she hid the Jewish people she knew, moving them around to different places every day." As a survivor of Nazism and Communism, she then immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.
We got in touch with Sacha Goldberger, the grandson and talented photographer to ask him more about his background and creative process. He told us this: "I've been photographing for four years now and before that I worked as a creative director. My grandmother is very professional. I'd show her some poses, and she'd propose some of her own. I like to tell stories and I also work with some very creative friends."
I've included a few of my favorite shots in this post but you really should head over to My Modern Metropolis for many more pictures as well as more about Frederika and Sacha.