Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century
Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi
30 June—2 October 2011
In The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House
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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. These photographs ranging in date from c.1914–c.1989 explore stylistic developments in photography and chart key historical events. These striking images 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.