Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

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A new and modern visual arts institute, the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center was opened in Budapest in December 2013. Among the tasks of the new visual institute are the organization of national and international exhibitions; the foundation of a prestigious photography award; the presentation of national and international photographers and photography workshops. Activities of the institution also include foreign study tours, public discussions, lectures, thematic film screenings, and performances, along with events of other art disciplines. Established in the centennial year of Robert Capa’s birth, the Center supports its operational, functional, and program costs from state subsidies, grants, and its own income.

Elliott Erwitt: Retrospective

The exhibition presented in the Capa Center from June 15 will provide an insight into the over half a century long career of the world-renowned photographer. Erwitt’s images capturing shocking situations and ordinary moments alike receive their peculiar and unique characteristic from his often-sarcastic style. The photographer, who is about to turn 89 years old this year, uses two main tools: humor and patience. The first he uses instinctively, while the latter is a conscious choice during the process of his photography. Besides the most famous images of the still active photographer, who joined the MAGNUM photo agency in 1953, upon the invitation of Robert Capa, there are some less known works in the exhibition material as well: from urban landscapes to beach photos, and from child portraits to the pictures of dogs.

Parallel to the Capa Center exhibition, a selection of Elliott Erwitt’s photographs taken in Hungary, but never before showcased here, will be presented in the Mai Manó House.


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