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Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

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Death of a Loyalist Militiaman, 1936 Photography 28 X 36 Cm © Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét. © ICP/Magnum Photos
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J0BD London
GB
June 30th, 2011 - October 2nd, 2011
Opening: June 30th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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

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