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The photographs of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre

art & culture

Just steps from Andrássy Avenue, this space champions the work of renowned photographers, or those who are becoming.

Robert Capa (1913-1954) is undoubtedly one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century. His real Hungarian name was Endre Ernő Friedmann. He left Budapest in 1931 to travel to Berlin and Paris. In 1936, during the civil war in Spain he took a photo of a militiaman struck by a bullet, which immediately made him famous. His career as a war photographer was launched. His slogan? ‘If your picture isnt good enough, youre not close enough.' This phrase still resonates today in school darkrooms. In the US, he co-founded the famous Magnum photographers' cooperative in 1947. He died in Indochina after stepping on a mine. The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre pays tribute to him by organising temporary exhibitions alternating big names in photography and young talents. Rare Robert Capa colour snapshots were recently exposed there.

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre
8 Nagymező u.
1065 Budapest

+36 (1) 413 1310

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