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Capa Center is closed

The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center is closed with regard to the current situation. Until then find us online.

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Tamás Urbán: Unwanted Butterfly

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Unwanted Butterfly spent half of his 40 years behind bars, so he had plenty of time to have his whole body tattooed. He was an unusual sight in Socialist Hungary, comfortable both in the prison and in the Budapest underground scene, doing gigs with the famous band Sziámi in the Black Hole alternative club, drawing, painting, creating puzzles, and writing a journal. Photojournalist Tamás Urbán met him in 1988 for the first time, in the Csillag Prison of Szeged, Hungary. The exhibition presents a selection of the photographs taken in the following six years – until Butterfly’s death in 1994 – as well as of the objects and documents collected by Tamás, and of Butterfly’s journal.

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Thomaz Farkas: The Rythm of Light

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The Capa Center presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary of the Hungarian born and celebrated Brazilian photographer Thomaz Farkas (1924–2011). He is considered to be one of the great representatives of modern photography and documentary cinema in Brazil. He left behind a unique artistic oeuvre, particularly contributing to the representation of Brazilian culture and establishing a visual approach that relates him to important exponents of his time. The Rhythm of Light includes highlights from his photographic works from the 1940s and the end of the 1950s as well as some of his most important documentary films from the same period.

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Zsuzsanna Kemenesi: Welcome

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The images of Zsuzsanna Kemenesi’s exhibition Welcome fit neatly into the line of her work. Six years have passed since her last solo exhibition, and the photographs showcased here are the fruit of this period, the lyrical imprints of a reality captured in black and white. The spaces depicted in the images are scenes of the author’s everyday life, but they are mostly related to her professional activity. They show institutional spaces, homes to objects of the past, documents, as well as the arts. Thus, they are not so much presented in their physical form, but as symbolical spaces, extending the possible meanings.

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The Photojournalist Robert Capa

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Robert Capa is considered the unique visual chronicler of several 20th-century wars (the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Second World War, the First Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War) both in the world and the Hungarian history of photography. The Hungarian photographer, who covered five wars directly from the battlefield, made his mark in photography in the course of his tragically short life. His photographs taken in the frontlines and in the heartland brought about a visual world establishing a new school, and he showed the power of images constructed from a deep sense of humanism to generations to come, up till today.