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Best Hungarian Press Photos of 2018 Announced – Gallery!

Fanni Kaszás 2019.01.29.

The winners of the 37th Hungarian Press Photo Awards, the best press photos of the previous year, were announced yesterday in Budapest and will be on display at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center from 4 April 2019.

The Hungarian Press Photo Awards and its accompanying exhibition has been a celebration of Hungarian press photographers and photography for over three decades. This year, a total of 2462 entries were submitted to the competition organized by the National Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ).

Most of the contestants are Hungarian press photographers, but as in previous years, the competition was open to all. The works on display are award-winning individual photos (news items) and series (reportage) made in 2018 and submitted in a total of fourteen categories.

The MÚOSZ Grand Prize and André Kertész Grand Prize will be awarded at the opening of the 37th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center on 4 April 2019. The Photo Album of the Year, like the exhibition, offers a rich selection of material from the competition along with award-winning photos.

The international jury said it evaluated 6305 pictures from 276 photographers prior to deciding on the special prize winners and choosing the best three photos in each of the fourteen categories.
You can view some of the winning entries below:

Photojournalism (individual) and Escher Károly Prize

Márton Mónus (MTI/MTVA): Balloon
Demonstration with the participation of the opposition parties in Budapest’s Kossuth Square (April 14, 2018).

Photojournalism (series) II. Prize

Dávid Balogh (freelancer/Magyar Nemzet): Last Day of Magyar Nemzet

Everyday life (individual)

Zsolt Reviczky (HVG): Colorful dream

A homeless man in Ferenciek tere, Budapest the night before the change of law banning living on the street.

Everyday life (series)

János Bődey János ( “If we have to go, Niki will follow us”

Portrait (individual)

Tamás Páczai (Képmás magazin): Pilgrims
Slovakian pilgrims in one of the most sacred places of the Central European Roma people, Csatka in Veszprém County.

Art (individual)

Sándor Csudai (Origo): Confetti

Last night of the Balaton Sound festival at Lake Balaton.

Nature and Science (individual)

Ferenc Lőrincz Jr. (freelancer): Nylon

Society-Documentary (individual)

Dániel Röhrig ( Elections 2018

Nature and Science (series)

Milán Radisics (freelancer): How nature shapes the Earth

Sport (series)

András Zoltai (freelancer): The Chance – Post-Soviet sport heritage in Armenia