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Cancelled! | BPR 2020

THE EVENT IS CANCELLED! We will decide about a possible future date later.


Budapest Portfolio Review announced again on April 17-18 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 fifth time between April 17 and 18, 2020.

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


Date of the event

Friday, April 17, 2020 10am – 5pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 10am – 5pm (assessment and announcement at 7pm)


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


BPR Consultants

Susan Bright curator, writer
Enri Canaj photographer, MAGNUM Photos
Gabriella Csizek curator
Anna Danneman senior curator, The Photographers’ Gallery
Tamás Don curator, MODEM
Brandei Estes director, Head of Photography Art Department, Sotheby’s
Bernadett Grászli art historian, curator
Claudia Küssel curator
Adam Mazur art critic, art historian, curator and co-founder of the BLOK Magazine
Tomas Opitz director, TOBE Gallery
Gyula Sopronyi photographer, photo and video editor in chief at
Olga Sviblova curator, film director, art critic, director of MAMM

(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

– a selected photojournalist will be given the opportunity to travel to Moscow for a period of 3 to 4 weeks in July/August 2020, as part of a new international residency program, launched in 2020. The photojournalist will meet with curators, representatives of institutions. Photographic work produced during the residency will be published on the websites of the Capa Center and the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Moscow. The Capa Center fully covers the cost of travel and provides a EUR500 scholarship, while accommodation is provided by the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Moscow.

– 5 emerging photographers will be selected to participate at an international group presentation (date and venue to be announced later) within the framework of the FUTURES international collaboration project, showcasing their work to the members and curators of the project. (For details on the project and application conditions, see this link:


Apply by uploading the following:

– 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 the Moscow residency program, you must indicate your interest on the application form.)

Application is open to all professional, actively working photographers with solid professional 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: March 30, 2020, 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,