Rarely Seen Photographs, at the Hungarian House of Photography

Hungarian House of Photography

The Hungarian Museum of Photography has been welcoming those interested in photography for almost twenty years now. Over these years the original collection of 70 000 items, donated by the Association of Hungarian Photographers, has multiplied ten times over.

Due to the lack of a permanent exhibition space, the photographs stored in the archives can only be presented to the public periodically. There are never-before-shown shots that should have already deserved wall space for their artistic merit.

The exhibition organized in Mai Manó House focuses on photographs that had been either rarely seen by visitors frequenting exhibitions or have never been exhibited before.

Our exhibition is a testament to the fact that not only world-famous artists can leave behind pieces that create lasting impressions. We intend to show that the majority of photographers archived in the photography museum had taken shots that deserve our recognition and appreciation.

At the same time, the exhibition is a portrayal of photo-history. From a chronological viewpoint, we may find shots taken with one of the first technical processes, black and white photos, as well as examples of today’s digital picture taking techniques. Our exhibition encompasses the period of 170 years photography has been playing a role in our everyday lives. The latest item is almos as fresh as the morning dew.

Not all of the photographs showcased are part of our visual culture yet; therefore, the exhibition makes the fate of these shots even more exciting as future will decide which ones will – hopefully – become iconic pieces.

By favor of and in collaboration with Mai Manó House, the Hungarian Museum of Photography gives an opportunity to these pieces, so that by remembering them, they may find their way into our hearts and occupy their place in the Hungarian history of photography.

Artists exhibited include but are not limited to the following:

André Kertész, Pál Almásy, Angelo, Ferenc Aszmann, Ata Kando, Demeter Balla, Rudolf Balogh, András Bánkuti, Nándor Bárány, Katalin Baricz, Andrea Bátorfi, Pál Bence, Imre Benkõ, Zoltán Berekméri, Ferenc Berendi, Ferenc Berkó, Irén Blüh, Sándor Bojár, András Bozsó, Ádám Cuhorka, Tibor Csörgeõ, Károly Divald, Imre Drégely, Mihály Eke, Erdélyi, Károly Escher, László Fejes, János Fenyõ, Enikõ Gábor, Kálmán Gábos, Gábor Gerhes, Goszleth & son, Haller F. G., László Haris, Lucien Hervé, Nándor Homonnai, Iván Ibos, Jacques Faix, Rudolf Járai, Antal Jokesz, Oszkár Kallós, Ervin Kankovszky, István Katona, Éva Keleti, Kepes yörgyG, Gábor Kerekes, Károly Kincses, Imre Kinszki, György Klösz, Péter Korniss, Marcell Kriván, Gábor Arion Kudász, Klára Langer, László Lugosi Lugo, Manó Mai, Károly Minyó Szert, Péter Nádas, Sándor Nagygyörgy, József Németh, József Pécsi, Antal Simonyi, Strelisky, Dezsõ Szabó, Judit Szabó, László Székely A., János Szerencsés, Lenke Szilágyi, Kálmán Szöllõsy, Péter Tímár, György Tóth, Dezsõ Váli, Ferenc Veress, Gyula Zaránd

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