As you might have heard Robert Capa, the world famous photojournalist was a born Hungarian. If you think about it, tons of renowned photographers such as Brassai, Kertész and more also have Hungarian origins.
So even though I’m not Hungarian (but a bit of a photographer), I can still safely assure you that Hungary has a special relationship with photography!
However, the country didn’t really have a proper exhibition space dedicated to the art. Now thanks to the Capa Center there is no more reason to complain!
The Capa center (Capa közpönt) opened its doors in December 2013 with a vernissage dedicated to contemporary press and documentary photography. And I’ve spent quite a bit of time there I have to say! All the creations explored the heritage of Capa, some were pretty daring.
But keep in mind that the Capa center is dedicated to contemporary visual arts – mostly photography- it doesn’t have a permanent exhibition and there is no Capa picture to be found on the wall.
So the collection consists of temporary exhibitions (always very interesting) and you can bet most of them use modern projection technique and involve lots of LCD screens and videography tools.
Keep checking the website and Facebook page to know what’s up.