Balthazar Korab was born in 1926 in Budapest, Hungary. In Paris he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, obtaining his diploma of architecture in 1954. Korab worked throughout Europe as a journeyman with notable architects including Le Corbusier. Coming to the United States in 1955, Korab was hired by Eero Saarinen where he began experimenting with the use of photography as part of the design development process. In 1956 he was awarded fourth place in the international design competition for the Sydney Opera House, and in 1958, invited by Frank Lloyd Wright to join Taliesin as both an architect and photographer. In 1964 Korab received the prestigious AIA Medal for Architectural Photography, recognizing his worldwide coverage of prominent architects. His photographs have been exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art–New York, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Centre Canadian d’Architecture–Montreal and The Venice Biennale. His work is included in collections such as The Chase Manhattan Collection, The Menil Collection and The United States Library of Congress.