The exhibition Highlights, organised by the Budapest Street Photography Collective (BPSPC), aims to promote the work of 12 talented photographers who have been capturing the moments of street life in Budapest for years.

The exhibition will take place at Budapest Rooftop Cinema, the only rooftop bar on the capital’s Buda side: the venue also operates as a cinema and an exhibition space, which provides a great backdrop for the event, in addition to the music and the bar’s regular drink selection.

Photo: Jácint Juhász/

As Funzine reports, the opening ceremony will start at 7.30 p.m. on 15 August, with the screening of a short movie about the photographers and a slideshow of their works. In order to avoid large crowds, screenings will be repeated every 30 minutes.

The event is organised to promote the work of Budapest Street Photography Collective (BPSPC), a group of 12 talented photographers who have been photographing the streets of Budapest for years. The artists all come from different walks of life, and each of them has a unique style in photography, but they have at least one thing in common:

“they want to capture life in the streets through photographs that are taken spontaneously and with great care at the same time, to give an undistorted picture of our cities and the era we live in,”

Photo: Márton Neményi/

says the introduction on BPSPC’s official website, where you can also check out the stunning works of all photographers. (The group will of course be present at the opening ceremony.)

Conditions in Hungary are still not favourable for street photographers; according to the BPSPC website, “one takes a risk even by using their own camera in the street”. Events like this one are therefore a great opportunity to draw the attention of the public to the local SPC community.

Photo: Bertalan Soós/

Those interested can visit the exhibition even after the ceremony, in the opening hours of the Budapest Rooftop Cinema. For more details about the exhibition, please visit the Facebook event.

Address: 2-4 Lövőház Street, Budapest, 1024.

Robert Capa, photographer, Hungary
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