Laszlo Bekesi is a Hungarian economist and sociologist. Now a lecturer in geopolitics at Budapest Corvinus University, he wrote his PhD thesis on the cycles of military symbolism in the former Eastern Bloc countries. For many years he has collected Soviet militaria and related documents and photographs. He is the author of two previous titles from Crowood Press: Soviet Uniforms & Militaria 1917-1991 in Colour Photographs (2000), and KGB & Soviet Security Uniforms & Militaria 1917-1991 in Colour Photographs (2002).
Gyorgy Torok has been restoring and using old cameras for more than ten years, and his interest has recently turned to large format cameras. He recently opened a school of photography teaching the theory and practice of conventional and modern fine art and commercial photography; he has also published many articles in photographic art, telecommunications and other magazines.