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Budapest’s Robert Capa Center Hosts Exhibition On Last Year’s Best Hungarian Press Photos

Tamás Székely 2016.03.23.

The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center of Budapest is to open an exhibition on the best Hungarian press photos of 2015. The most important and prestigious show of Hungarian photojournalism will be staged there for the third consecutive time. Through the exhibition, visitors get a glimpse of the astonishing and exciting world of Hungarian photojournalists and can recall the most memorable moments of 2015.

This year marked the 34th occasion that the Photojournalists Section of the Association of Hungarian Journalists called for entries for the Hungarian Press Photo Contest. 240 photographers entered the contest successfully with 2434 images. The jury viewed a total of 7029 pictures in the course of the selection process that took place between January 22 and 24, 2016.

The photos entered for the most prestigious contest of Hungarian photojournalism were evaluated by a jury of five well-known photography professionals. The president of the jury was Petr Josek, photojournalist, president of the international jury of the Czech Press Photo, and its members were Klára Szarka, curator, photo historian; Gyula Sopronyi, photojournalist; Jocelyn Bain Hogg, photojournalist; and Sergey Maximishin, photojournalist.

This year the contest included a new category, Migrant Crisis, for which entries in both the singles and the series subcategories could be submitted. The exhibition of the over 300 images selected from the submitted photographs is arranged by Tamás Szigeti, a professional photographer. The showcase is open for the public in the Capa Center between March 25 and May 14, 2016.

Find more info here : 34th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition

via capacenter.hu cover picture: award-winning art photo entitled “Balance” by Péter Kálló (Földgömb Magazin, Metropol)

 


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