Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

Really absorbing exhibition at Royal Academy – “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.”

First photography exhibition there for years and full of luminous prints (not so sparkling towards the chronological end of the show though) and intense images in a whole range of genres reflecting the country’s troubled shifts of politics and an identifiable eastern European preoccupation with form and design.

Good review here by Laura Cumming, Observer.

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