Award winners and some 300 additional images of the 32nd Hungarian press photo competition are on display until 18 May in the Robert Capa Centre of Contemporary Photography. As a teaser, over the next two weeks The Budapest Times will present some of the best pictures.
The Press Photographers’ Department of the Association of Hungarian Journalists has held for a thirty-second time the Hungarian Press Photo Competition, which 310 photographers entered with 9,583 pictures. Their efforts in this most prestigious contest of Hungarian press photography were evaluated by a five-member jury composed of well-known professionals in the field. The head of the jury was Stéphane Arnaud, deputy editor-in-chief of AFP Photo, and the members were Hannah Hess, editor-in-chief of EPA Photo; Péter Máté, photo journalist of Magyar Nemzet; Zsófia Pályi, photo journalist of Origo; and Radu Sigheti, lead photo journalist of Reuters.
The exhibition is organised by Gergely Túry and Zsolt Pataky, and is composed of more than 300 pictures selected from the competition material. It offers a glimpse of the impressive and exciting world of Hungarian photo journalists, and evokes the most memorable moments of 2013.
8 Nagymező utca, District VI
Tel.: (+36-1) 413-1310
Website: www.capacenter.hu (Hungarian only)
Adult: HUF 1,500
Student and pensioner: HUF 800
Until 18 May
11am-7pm every day
André Kertész Grand Prize – András Hajdú D. (origo): “Nyíregyháza – Zürich Express” (opposite page) – Ildikó “strichs” together with her friend in a part of Zurich called Sihlquai. Usually they cruise from 20:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the riverside street, searching for clients. Ildikó is a 34-year-old mother of five children and grandmother, who lives with her family in a tiny village near Nyíregyháza. She started working as a prostitute at the age of 17 because she could not bear to see her children starve. In the past years she has been working as a sex worker in Hungary and Switzerland. Compared to the daily destitution and unemployment the sex job in Switzerland promising tens of thousands of Forints seems rather tempting, but in reality there is no advancement in their situation. Her domestic partner lives up all the money by the time she gets home from Switzerland, and her children grow up without their mother, next to a negligent and gambling-addict father.
Art (single) – 1. place: Balázs Mohai (MTVA/MTI): “Color Party at Sziget Festival” (below to the left)
Sport (single) – 1. place: János M. Schmidt (Népszabadság) – “Run!” – Cows wandered onto the course at the Triathlon World Cup’s race held in Kitzbuhel, Austria.