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Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

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Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

Time: June 30, 2011 to October 2, 2011
Location: Sackler Wing of Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts
Street: Burlington House
City/Town: Piccadilly London W1J 0BD
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Phone: 020 7300 8000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Royal Academy of Arts
Latest Activity: May 30, 2011

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Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkácsi each left Hungary to make their names in Germany, France and the USA, and are now known for the profound changes they brought about in photojournalism, as well as abstract, fashion and art photography.

Others, such as Károly Escher, Rudolf Balogh and Jószef Pécsi remained in Hungary producing high-quality and innovatory photography. A display of approximately two hundred photographs ranging in date from c.1914–c.1989 will explore stylistic developments in photography and chart key historical events. These striking images will reveal the achievements of Hungarian photographers who left such an enduring legacy to international photography.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts on the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU 2011.


Photo:  László Fejes, 'Wedding', Budapest, 1965. Silver gelatin print. 155 x 238mm. Hungarian Museum of Photography © Hungarian Museum of Photography.

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