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Honoring Robert Capa – Capa Center Of Budapest Planning Exhibition to Honor 105th Anniversary of the Photographer’s Birth

Robert Velkey 2017.08.30.

The world’s only permanent exhibition featuring the images of Robert Capa (1913-1954), the internationally renowned Hungarian-born war photographer and photojournalist, will open in Budapest’s Capa Centre in October 2018, according to Hungary’s state secretary for culture.

The Capa Center will showcase a selection of one of the most well-known, Hungarian-born photographers, Robert Capa’s oeuvre. Images that will be on view are being selected from the collection of the almost one thousand Capa photographs of the Hungarian National Museum.

The government will co-finance the renovation and enlargement of the centre with half a billion forints (EUR 1.64m), Péter Hoppál told a press conference, marking the Day of Hungarian Photography. The exhibition, which will present 937 images of the Master’s Set III purchased from the New York-based International Center of Photography in 2008, as well as 48 vintage copies, will open on October 22, 2018, Capa’s 105th birth anniversary.

Robert Capa (Endre Friedmann, October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) is considered one of the most unique visual chroniclers 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), as well as key figure in the history of photography, not just in Hungary, but worldwide.


via: hungarymatters.hu; capacenter.hu

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