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HOME AWAY – Hungarians in New York

An exhibition by the Studio of Young Photographers in the Capa Center

“It’s not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian” – said Robert Capa, one of the best-known Hungarian-American photographers. Inspired by the saying, seven members of the Studio of Young Photographers set out on a journey to survey the Hungarian community in New York. The result of their fieldwork is showcased at this exhibition, open from 1 December 2014 to 18 January 2015 in the Capa Center, admission is free.

Can you really make the American dream come true in New York? How did Hungarians get there and do they still speak their mother tongue? Do they suffer from homesickness and what do they miss the most from home? Which country do they regard as their home, anyway? Have they adapted themselves, have they been assimilated or have they remained “average Hungarians”?

Seven young Hungarian photographers – Bernadett Alpern, Zsuzsa Bakonyi, Máté Bartha, Dániel Halász, Bálint Hirling, Zsófia Pályi, Éva Szombat – spent three weeks in New York in September 2014 and they were looking for answers to these and similar questions, and also raised new ones. The exhibition, consisting of their photographs, videos and texts is shown by the members of the Studio of Young Photographers to the Hungarian public for the first time. The idea of the project came from Zsuzsa Bakonyi and Zsófia Pályi, who received a grant for their fieldwork through a cultural grant application announced by the Hungary Initiatives Foundation. Their future plans include showing their works to Hungarians who live in New York.

The exhibition entitled Home Away – Hungarians in New York is opened by Kossuth Prize-winning photographer Péter Korniss at 7 pm on 1 December 2014 in the Capa Center.

It is open to the public from 1 December 2014 to 18 January 2015 with free admission.

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