Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century explores the legacy of innovative Hungarian photographers from Brassaï to Robert Capa – pioneers of photojournalism, fashion photography and surrealism.
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography In The 20th Century.
Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi
30 June – 2 October 2011
In the Sackler Wing of Galleries
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Saturday-Thursday (last admission to galleries 5.30pm), 10am-10pm Friday (last admission to galleries 9.30pm)
Buy tickets online or telephone 0844 209 0051 (booking fees apply. Price includes £2.50 gallery guide.)
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.
They have also very kindly published a book, for those who can’t make it to the exhibition, or for those who want a memento.