MTI – The Robert Capa Contemporary Photo Centre opened on Monday evening in Budapest with the exhibition “Capa Project – Projected contemporary images”.
The centre named after Robert Capa (1913-1954), the internationally renowned Hungarian-born war photographer and photojournalist, is located in Budapest’s central Nagymezo street.
Opening the exhibition and the new centre, Zoltan Balog, the Minister for Human Resources, said the fact that so many attended the opening was a testimony to photography as an art. The government will support the centre with 155 million forints in 2013 and 198 million forints in 2014, he said. On the occasion of Capa’s 100th birthday anniversary, the contest-based exhibition is a collection of photos, “as Capa would have taken them today,” curator Balazs Telek told a press conference.
The exhibition will be open until December 31.
Photo: MTI – Szilárd Koszticsák