Uknown Béla Petrik /1888 – 1971/ Photographer – priest from the village of Rad and his „memory of the glass“
On the sandy banks of the river Tisa and on the SlovakianHungarian-Ukraine border, known for its orchards and the legendary plum brandy, a small and inconspicuous village of Malé Trakany in Zemlín county became on 29 April 1888 the birthplace of Béla Petrik (Adalbert in Latin, Vojtech in Slovak), one child out of nine born to the Hungarian peasant family of Alžbeta Ruscsiková and Pavol Petrik. Known to the whole region, his wide family supposedly came from the nearby Damócz in Hungary in the first third of the 19th century.
GEMBICKÝ, J.: Unknown Béla Petrik. In European Journal of Media, Art and Photography, 2016, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 60-93, ISSN 1339-4940.