The winners of the 34th Hungarian Press Photo Contest were awarded on March 24 in Budapest, the MTI reports. The exhibition of the winning works is open in the Capa Center until May 14.
The refugee crisis brought about a change in subject matters that has not been seen since the changing of the political system in 1989, Tamás Szigeti, organiser of the exhibition told the MTI. Two new categories were introduced on this topic, said Szigeti, who supports the idea of thematic categories in the future, “although hopefully on less sorrowful subjects”.
- MÚOSZ Grand Prize (Association of Hungarian Journalists) – István Fazekas (HVG): Transit Country
- André Kertész Grand Prize – Miklós Déri (Déri and Co.): Politics of the Roma body – There’s no innocent picture
- Escher Károly Special Prize for best news photograph – Tibor Illyés (MTI/MTVA)
- Márton Munkácsi Special Prize for best collection – Simon Móricz-Sabján (Népszabadság)
- Best journalist working in the counties – Péter Komka (MTI/MTVA)
- Best photojournalist achievement under 30 – Antal Bánhegyesy (freelancer)
- News and events photograph (single) – Tibor Illyés: Homage
- Photo report (series) – János Bődey (index.hu): The night of terror shocked Paris
- Portrait (single) – Bálint Hirling (vs.hu): Zsakfalu01
- Portrait (series) – Tamás Schild (freelancer): Nothing Special
- Representation of art, artwork or artistic activity by photojournalistic devices (single) – Péter Kálló (Földgömb Magazin, Metropol): Color Party
- Representation of art, artwork or artistic activity by photojournalistic devices (series) – Péter Kálló (Földgömb Magazin, Metropol): Balance
- Sport (single) – Tamás Korponai (Népszabagság): Under the spell of the ball
- Sport (series) – Viktor Veres (Mediaworks): El Classico of Börzsöny
- Nature and Science (single) – Bence Máté (Bence Máté Photograpy, Hide Photography): Telltale odours
- Nature and Science (series) – András D. Hajdú (freelancer): Cataracta
- Representation of Society, documentary photography (single) – Zsófia Pályi (freelancer): Old Guszti
- Representation of Society, documentary photography (series) – Róbert László Bácsi (freelancer): Nagorno-Karabakh
- Refugee crisis (single) – Árpád Kurucz (Magyar Idők): Prayer
- Refugee crisis (series) – Zoltán Balogh (MTI/MTVA): Crisis at the Keleti railway station
The jury chose the winners from 2492 entries by 240 photographers.
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