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A photo exhibition organized by Hungary opens in Vienna

The New Visegrad Photography traveling exhibit will showcase the region’s most talented photographers in Vienna.

The special feature of the exhibition opening at the Collegium Hungaricum is that Vienna is the first venue that can receive visitors in person not just via an online presentation.

New Visegrad Photography was created to expand cultural cooperation between the countries of the V4 and Central Europe to introduce the region’s outstanding, recently graduated photographers to international audiences. The show features works by 24 young photographers from five countries. Hungary is represented by 10 artists.

According to photographer Gábor Arion Kudász, associate professor at MOME and curator of the exhibition, New Visegrad Photography is an attempt to articulate what Central and Eastern Europeanness means to the younger generation of artists who are more exposed today to international influences than ever before.

Although the artists participating are young photographers who have just recently completed their studies, many of them can already claim significant professional success. Their photos have been published by renowned international art platforms such as LensCulture, Contemporary Lynx or Fotograf Magazine. Antal Bánhegyesy won the Capa Grand Prix in 2019, and Weronika Perłowska won the Contemporary Lynx Award for her series of photographs in the New Visegrad Photography selection; her work was also published in Polish Vogue.

In addition to Vienna, the traveling show will be exhibited in Berlin, Brussels, Prague, Rome and Warsaw, among others. It will also be in Debrecen in the summer of 2021. 

New Visegrad Photography is organized by EDGE Communications art agency, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Art Photo Budapest, the only international photography fair in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The main sponsor of the program is the International Visegrad Fund, while its organizing partner is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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