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BPR 2018

Budapest Portfolio Review announced again on april 13-14 by the Capa Center!

The Capa Center is committed to developing the possibilities of Hungarian photography and therefore considers it important that more and more Hungarian photographers take part in domestic and international programs. With this intent, the Budapest Portfolio Review event will be organized for the third time between April 13 and 14, 2018.

The purpose of the professional event is to get participants to consult with renowned Hungarian and foreign experts about their images and to get feedback on their work. The consultants are recognized representatives of the Hungarian and international photography profession (creative artists, gallerists, art historians, head of institutions, agencies, festivals, organizations).

Date of the event

Friday, April 13, 2018 10am – 5pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 10am – 5pm (assessment and announcement at 7pm)


Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, 8 Nagymező Street, Budapest, Hungary 1065
Studio and Project Room

Budapest Portfolio Review consultants:

László Böröcz   gallery director, 2B Galéria
Judit Csatlós    museologist, curator, Kassák Múzeum
Gabriella Csizek curator
Attila Durak   art director, FotoIstanbul
Thomas Dworzak  photographer, the president of Magnum Photos
Bálint Ferenczy  photo historian
Tibor Gyenis  visual artist
Levente Hernádi photo editor,
Jean-Marc Lacabe  director, Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse
Emilia van Lynden  artist director, Unseen, Amsterdam
Emese  Mucsi  curator, Capa Center, editor, Artmagazin
Hajnalka Somogyi  curator, leader of OFF-Biennale Budapest
Sebastian Vaida photographer, director, Photo Romania Festival
Patrick Waterhouse  photographer, editor-in-chief, COLORS Magazine

(We reserve the right to make changes)


Photographers and portfolios selected by the board of consultants will be recognized with special professional opportunities:

  • As the main prize of the review each year, a selected photographer is granted a solo exhibition opportunity at the Capa Center’s booth at Art Market Budapest at the given year of BPR.
  • In 2018, photographers will also be selected to participate at a group exhibit at UNSEEN 2018 in Amsterdam within the framework of an international collaboration, the European Photography Platform (EPP). (*See details about the project and the requirements of application below.)

Apply by uploading the following material:

  • professional CV in English (max. 1 page)
  • artist statement in English (max. 300 words)
  • a selection of 8-10 images uploaded as 1 PDF file (max. 5 Mb)

Application is open to all professional, actively working photographers with established knowledge.  The language of the consultation is Hungarian and English and, if necessary, an interpreter will be provided (to be confirmed by e-mail after confirming the application).

Apply via this link:

Application deadline: April 3, 2018, 12:00pm noon

Application fee: 5000 HUF (payment method is sent to accepted applicants later)

The final list of participants will be determined after a pre-selection process, executed by professionals appointed by the Capa Center.


* Applicants who has entered the commercial market 0-10 years, who is pushing the boundaries of contemporary photography, who is continuously working on new projects, whose work is made within the last three years (2016/2017/2018)  will have the opportunity to be considered for the European Photography Platform EPP) international photography project. An art academy background is not mandatory.

Selected photographers will be presented on the websites of the EPP project and the Capa Center, as well as in all related communications material. By selection of the curators from participating institutions, the artists will be featured at a group exhibition held at Unseen Festival and Fair in Amsterdam between September 21 and 23 this year. Participation in the Unseen Festival and the Fair is fully covered by the Capa Center and the European Photography Platform.

Photographers who wish to participate in the EPP international project will have to indicate their intention to participate separately to BPR’s organizers via the application form (link above). By applying to the program, they undertake to cooperate extensively with the organizers of the project (locally with the Capa Center as well as internationally with the other partners, such as Vandejong Creative Agency – FOAM, UNSEEN).

Institutions cooperating in the EPP project: Fondazione Camera, Fotofestiwal Lódz, British Journal of Photography, Photo Romania, PhotoEspaña, Triennal of Photography Hamburg, Photo Ireland, FoMu, C / O Berlin, Villa Noailles Hyères and Unseen.


Further information: Blanka Lugosi,