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 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!
“The impact PARALLEL can have [for the participants] besides extending their personal network and even friendships, that they also consolidate strong professional contacts and stay stable after such an intense experience like PARALLEL.” – Read an interview with Maria Salgado, who is the Network Communication Manager of PARALLEL. We asked her about the past and the future of the PARALLEL Platform and the different aspects of art and photography.
Parallel is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Get to know the platform and its members!
Summer. Hanging around, drinking beer, enjoying the holiday. Swimming in the water, sunbathing on the pier. The searing heat, the sound of the crickets, the sunsets. The photo series of Szabolcs Barakonyi, Zsófia Pályi and István Bielik show the familiar faces and scenes of our summers.
Tünde Varga wrote an essay titled Life beyond the outskirts of the city: the invisible history of the Dzsumbuj for the catalogue of Krisztina Erdei’s exhibition called The Birth of Venus and Other Stories. Please find an excerpt from the piece here.
“The world is the playing field of the photographer who can play in various ways – he can be severe, laughing, analyzing, instinctive, tactical or jeopardizing. The works offer a playful variety of photographic games.” In his writing titled Let’s Imagine the Game, Balázs Gáspár reflects on the photoseries, which was made during the CAPAZINE – LET’S PLAY workshop.
“A constant topic of discussion of our era and that of our youngest generations is our enthralment to technology, and how our connection to reality is slowly fading away.” In his writing titled Pictures on Speed, Endre Cserna reflects on the photoseries, which was made during the CAPAZINE – LET’S PLAY workshop.