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World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.24.

The World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition opened on Wednesday in Budapest’s National Museum featuring a category winning picture by a Hungarian photographer, the exhibition’s coordinator said at the opening.

Among the 151 images, visitors can see Hungarian documentary photographer Eszter Horváth’s photo which fetched 1st prize in the WPP competition’s environment, single category, this year, Tamás Révész said. It shows a polar bear and her cub examining equipment marked with a flag scientists had placed on an ice sheet in the Arctic Ocean, he said. Horvath, who lives in Germany, took the picture during a scientific expedition of German icebreaker Polarstern in the Central Arctic Ocean. She is the first Hungarian woman to win 1st prize at WPP, Révész said.

Hungarian Eszter Horváth Wins World Press Photo Prize
Hungarian Eszter Horváth Wins World Press Photo Prize

Hungarian documentary photographer Eszter Horváth has fetched 1st prize this year in the World Press Photo competition’s environment, single category, the WPP announced in Amsterdam on Thursday evening. The picture shows a polar bear and her cub examining equipment marked with a flag scientists had placed on an ice sheet in the Arctic Ocean. You […]Continue reading

The WPP attracts around 4 million visitors annually around the world. In Hungary, it was the second most visited exhibition in a global comparison in the past two years.

The exhibition in Budapest will be open to the public until October 25.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI