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Bence Máté’s nature photographs exhibited in Strasbourg

The large-scale exhibition, consisting of more than 600 photos and illuminated with 70,000 LED bulbs, can be seen for six weeks.

As MTI reported, the exhibition of nature photographs by Bence Máté opened on Tuesday evening in the Cathedral Square in Strasbourg in connection with the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from May to November 2021.

Bence Máté is the first Hungarian to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2010; he is also so far the only photographer in the world who has been able to win a grand prize in both the youth and adult categories.

The large-scale exhibition, consisting of more than 600 photos and illuminated with 70,000 LED bulbs, will be open to the public for six weeks until November 10th.

Márton Schőberl, Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Diplomacy, opened the exhibit, saying that one of the priorities of the Hungarian presidency is environmental protection. The photos of Bence Máté draw attention to the importance of this theme, he said.

In its role as president of the Committee of Ministers of the Hungarian Council of Europe, Hungary also seeks to present the diversity and values ​​of Hungarian culture. 

In addition to nature photos, Hungarian music, film and design will be put on display during the Hungarian presidency. The series of programs will end with a performance by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble of dances from the Carpathian Basin.

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