Photography Speaker Series in English Continues At House Of Photography In Budapest

  • 13 Apr 2012 9:06 AM
Photography Speaker Series in English Continues At House Of Photography In Budapest
Following the success of the Photography Free University series, the Hungarian House of Photography launches an English speaking lecture series in 2012 to all those interested in photography. The first semester of the series features experts on various fields of photography with topics ranging from discussions on past and present Hungarian, as well as international photography, historical and institutional opportunities and perspectives, as well as artistic endeavors and possibilities.

Date:April 17, 2012
Time: 6:00pm

Tamas Revesz, award-winning photographer, author, member of the jury, and organizer of the Hungarian World Press Photo exhibit A Mirror to Understand Our World: the World Press Photo phenomenon In today’s mightily visual culture, news travel by images and affect immediately.

Photojournalism, thus, and exhibitions showcasing press photography have gradually attracted more and more interest. One of the most prominent displays of such genre in photography is World Press Photo contest and exhibition. Standing as a source of inspiration for understanding our contemporary world for 55 years, this institution has supported quality photojournalism and welcomed over a hundred thousand photographs for the annual contest.

One location for the travelling exhibition of the awarded photos is Budapest. Providing a look behind the scenes, Tamás Révész, award-winning photographer, member of the jury, and organizer of the Hungarian World Press Photo exhibit speaks about the contest and the organizational background of this grand showcase. He also discusses how digital technology and ever-transforming media affect photojournalism.

Tamas Revesz was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1946. He is an award-winning photographer, a worldwide exhibited artist, based in New Jersey. Renown American photographer Peter Turnley wrote, “He embodies the spirit of several of his Hungarian predecessors, including Brassai, Capa, Kertesz and Moholy-Nagy, and this sensibility, creativity, cosmopolitanism, drive and warmth have blessed the world of art and photography.

The culture and people of his adopted country are extremely fortunate to have this brilliant, important talent among them.” Hungarian photographers come from a lineage of artistic virtuosity, which helps to explain their universal appeal and recognition. The power, clarity and truth of their visual perception distinguish their work.

The Hungarian sensibility combines that which is visible to the human eye with that which is perceptible only to the human soul. Revesz inherited that legacy, which is reflected in his work. Revesz has published ten books and is comfortable living and working in both the United States and Hungary. “I feel myself fortunate today that I feel at home both in Hungary and in America and that I can contribute some way with my work to both countries.”

Tickets: 1000 HUF for adults, 500 HUF for students and seniors

Available for purchase:
- @Mai Manó Bookshop (weekdays 2pm – 7pm; weekends 11am – 7pm);
- from 11am till the lecture on the day of the event.

For more information, please contact the Office by clicking here or call06 1 476 2667

Source: Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House
Address: 1065 Budapest, Nagymezo u. 20.

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