Syria, Afghanistan, Tibet, Japan – a journey from Central Asia to the Far East, through the largest continent of the world, through the photos of Hungarian photographers Lenke Szilágyi, Zoltán Szabó, András Ridovics, and Balázs Gárdi.
With the first issue of the Review of Hungarian Photography, our goal is to make the works of contemporary Hungarian photographers and photographic experts known in the international arena of photography, to present what is happening in Hungary today in the field of photography.
The Capa Grand Prize Hungary is annually awarded to a photographer who works in any branch of photography, has been established professionally, and demonstrates a proven track record of outstanding talent. The Winner of Capa Grand Prize Hungary 2020: Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss.
“The city was like a beautiful woman whose teeth were knocked out”, Robert Capa wrote of Budapest in 1948, when he photographed the still ruined Hungarian capital for six weeks. But where exactly was Capa? When did he record the reopening of the railway bridge? Where did he photograph Mátyás Rákosi? Which ruined hotel did he go to the top of? Find out more about the legendary photojournalist’s pictures taken in Budapest!
In Robert Capa’s life, not only pictures but also books and reading played an important role. Although he became world-famous as a photojournalist, he originally wanted to be a writer, and in addition, he was famous for spending hours in the bathtub in the company of a book. We now show three books that Capa has read: a detective story, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and one of the classics of English literature.
In our series, in a thematic selection, we show artworks, which were made with the support of the Pécsi József Photography Grant. The third subject is the lake and the lakeside: the series of Ildi Hermann, Márk Simon, and Zsófia Pályi show the Hungarian lakes and the related phenomena and meanings.
Despite easing the restrictions, the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the lives of photographers: more and more of them go out to capture the everyday life that has changed or just returned to normal, others remains at home and keep a visual quarantine diary. We have selected images from Hungarian photographers that reflect on the epidemic and quarantine from recent weeks. Eighth part.
The pandemic in Hungary, which has been going on since March, also has a significant impact on the lives of photographers: some stay at home and keep a visual quarantine diary, while others still go out to capture the changed living conditions and cityscape. We have selected images from Hungarian photographers that reflect on the epidemic and quarantine from recent weeks.
The question of man-built border barriers across Eruope is more timely during the Covid-lockdown than ever and can be expolered through a fully native online experience. The Walls of Power exhibition that was shown during last year’s Rencontres d’Arles festival was digitally recreated by the colleague of Capa Center, curator István Virágvölgyi.