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London hosts Hungarian photography greats

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London hosts Hungarian photography greats

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The Royal Academy of Arts in London is exhibiting 20th century photographs by Hungarian giants.

More than 200 photographs are on display and highlights include works by Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkácsi who each left Hungary to develop their photography.

Those artists brought profound changes in photo-journalism, as well as abstract, fashion and art photography.

Images are striking: from Capa’s photo-journalistic shots of the D-Day landing to Munkácsi’s nudes to Brassaï’s Paris.

The photographs cover the period from 1914 to 1989 and showcase works by other artists such as Károly Escher, Rudolf Balogh and Jószef Pécsi, photographers who remained in Hungary producing high-quality and innovative pictures.

The exhibition marks the end of Hungary’s presidency of the EU.

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century
Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi
30 June to 2 October 2011
Royal Academy of Arts, London

By Ali Sheikholeslami
London Correspondent

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