Visual artist, poet, director. He was a member of the neo-avant-garde movements that began in Hungary in the middle of the 1960s. He wrote poems and organized happenings such as “The lunch - In Memoriam Batu Khan” and “Golden Sunday” in 1966, the former togetherwith Tamás Szentjóby. He also made objects, collages and a single-issue samizdat magazine called Laura. Each issue of this szamizdat presented news from the future on a roll of paper that was one-meter long. After drawing the attention of Hungarian state security offices, he emigrated to Germany, where he has lived and worked since 1967. In 1971, he suspended his activities in the field of visual art. Since the beginning of the 1980s, he has directed several movies that span the frontier between experimental and feature films (Tscherwonez in 1982, Pankow '95 in 1983, City Life in 1990, Punta Grande in 1996, The Changeling in 2002 and Tørn! in 2008). Since the middle of the 1990s, he has been active again in the domain of visual arts as well.
Péter Ambrus is a Hungarian sociologist. His research focuses on the sociology and cultures of poverty. In his explorations of the difficulties faced by marginal groups and the ways of tackling them, Ambrus reveals the inability of the socialist state to come to terms effectively with social exclusion and poverty. Giving voice to marginalized people like the poor, sexual minorities, or the Roma, Ambrus developed a criticism of official socialism, which helped him engage in socially committed activism.
Hanna Anderman came to Warsaw from a small town at the beginning of the 1960s to study in a ballet school. After a serious accident that ended her ballet career, she started to take pictures – following family tradition as her father and brother were professional photographers as well. She was a photographer and journalist published in magazines such as "itd", "Przyjaciółka" ("Friend" - women's magazine), "Na przełaj" (youth magazine) and others. She also photographed scenes and situations that could not be included in official publications and remained only in her private archive. Her professional career was similar to many others of artists and creators in the socialist times – she balanced the public activities as photographer and journalist with her own political views and survival strategies. She was neither openly opposed to the regime nor apologetically supporting it, which was an often case for Polish citizens. She used her alias while publishing her works as an artistic and professional pseudonym, which was also common for people regularly publishing in the official press. In 2008 she decided to create the Association of Documentalists "The Road" in order to promote and display activities of her generation of Polish photographers.
Photographer, specialist in photo-renovation and preservation. He is a vice-president of the Association of Documentalists "The Road" and cooperates with the Archeology of Photography Foundation. He manages the preservation and digitalization of the archives of Polish artists for the Archeology of Photography Foundation and does it voluntarily for "The Road". His works has been included and exhibited by "The Road" Foundation. Son of Hanna Anderman. Due to his relatively young age, he does not have direct ties or personal experiences with socialist regime. For him it is mainly the legacy of generations of Polish photographers and his family's photographic traditions that pushed him to gain interest in photographic archives.
Mihály Andor (1944–) is a Hungarian sociologist. Between 1966 and 1971, he studied philosophy and Hungarian language and literature at Eötvös Loránd University. From 1971 to 1973, he worked as a sociologist in the Volán Factory, and until 1975 he was a freelancer. Between 1975 and 1978, he was a researcher at the Scientific Organizational Group of the Ministry of Education. In 1976–1977, he worked at the Social Science Research Institute too. Beginning in 1978, he was one of the main scientific colleagues at the Research Institute of Education, and in 1980, he became the scientific head of department. In 1992, he was made a principal scientific colleague at the Sociological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Between 1992 and 1994, he was an educational expert of the parliamentary fraction of the Alliance of Free Democrats. In 1994–1995, he was a consultant for the Ministry of Education. In 2006, he retired. He has published many writings on the sociology of education, settlements, and agriculture.