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37th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition

April 5, 2019 – May 12, 2019

When we hear the expression “Press Photo Exhibition,” our first thought is that one year has passed again. Now it is time again to recall the most important events, occurrences, and phenomena of the past year. To recall many things that happened within our borders, and to get a little glimpse of the outside world as well through the lens of some of the photographers.

The exhibition is part of the Budapest Photo Festival. The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the Budapest Spring Festival.

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András Nagy: Chrono

26 March, 2019 – April 29, 2019

András Nagy’s sensitive perspective is probably best known from his work as a cinematographer, for example in the feature films Bibliotheque Pascal, White Palms, or Eternal Winter. Besides creating moving pictures and constructed spectacles, he has also established a more liberated, peculiar photographic universe. Melting snowmen, a bush on the verge of a field, parking cars in the concrete jungle of housing projects, a playful kitten chasing its shadow, crossing the street. Everyday scenes, locations, objects, which become highlighted by the gesture of taking the photograph. The meticulous compositions and the sometimes seemingly insignificant situations invite the spectators to reevaluate the relationships and interconnections.

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The Photojournalist Robert Capa

Until December 31, 2019

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.

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Dániel Szalai: Novogen

From April 25, 2019
Other Location: Budapest Park

In his exhibition Novogen, Dániel Szalai focuses on a special breed of chicken developed to lay eggs that are appropriate for utilization in human and veterinary pharmaceutic production. The images track down the stages of vaccine production – the laying, the triage of the eggs, the pre-incubation, the inoculation of the viral agents, and finally, the harvesting of the amniotic fluid. Leading an investigation on industrialized farming in his project Novogen, Dániel Szalai gives voice to questions concerning man’s relation to technology and nature as well as to the concept of work.