Hungary has long been known as one of the birth places of photography, and has been at the forefront of this art form since the very beginning. Small wonder that Budapest is the home of the World Press Photo Exhibit, which is called WorldPress. If you are into photography, cultural exchanges and getting to know what’s going on in the world, we urge you to visit Kossuth square until the 25th of October, as the exhibit is open now and will close on that day.
This exhibit has been around for 37 years, and throughout its long and hectic life, it has always been done with the same purpose in mind: to provide a look at the year in photos, form fall to fall, and to cover all of the most relevant happenings and the press photos that were taken of them. Much more than just a celebration of photography, or an enjoyment of pretty pictures, these are frequently politically charged, culturally relevant experiences that force the viewer to face the realities of what is happening in the world we live in.
This year is bound to really pull at the heart strings, as this was a very formative year indeed. For any who are interested in what the press saw this year, you can go to the Hungarian Ethnographical Museum, as that is where this event is held. The tickets are cheap (2100 forint for a full priced one), the location is spectacular, and the photos are absolutely breath taking. The exhibit is open every day from 8:00-20:00 hours, and is all ages.
What: WorldPress Photo Exhibit
When: Until October 25th
Where: Hungarian Museum of Ethnography (Kossuth square 12)