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BPR 2019

Budapest Portfolio Review announced again on April 12-13 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 12 and 13, 2019.

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 12, 2019 10am – 5pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 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:
Olivia Arthur photographer, MAGNUM Photos
Lajos Csontó photographer, visual artist
Irina Chmyneva artistic director, PhotoVista International Festival of Photography
Judit Gellér curator, Capa Center
Angel Luis Gonzalez CEO, PhotoIreland Foundation
Luca Gőbölyös DLA artist, associate professor
Zsolt Kozma artistic director, Inda Gallery
Rafał Milach photographer, MAGNUM Photos
Szilvia Mucsy photographer, director of Budapest Photo Festival
Zita Sárvári director, Deák Erika Gallery
Simona Vidmar senior curator, UGM Marior Art Gallery
Duncan Wooldridge Artist, Writer and Curator, University of the Arts London

(We reserve the right to make changes.)

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

-MAIN PRIZE: 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.

-5 photographers will be selected to participate and present their work at UNSEEN 2019 in Amsterdam (Sept 20-22, 2019) within the framework of FUTURES, an international collaboration project (See more info about the project and details of application here:

-Additionally, the Capa Center offers cost-free participation at a MAGNUM Workshop organized in Budapest in December 2019 to 6 Hungarian photographers selected by the two MAGNUM Photos consultants.

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)

(To be considered for the FUTURES project and/or the MAGNUM Workshop, you must indicate your interest on the application form.)

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 (please indicate a need by replying to the Capa Center’s email confirming participation).

Apply via this link:

Application deadline: April 1 , 2019, 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.

Further information: Blanka Lugosi,