Life Before World War II: Fascinating Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Budapest, Hungary in 1939
Though the history of color photography dates back more than a hundred years, the production and publication of color enlargements (photopositives) has only been widespread since the 1940s, when color film first entered mass use. These fascinating color photographs were taken by an unknown photographer using Agfacolor, they show everyday life in Budapest in 1939, just before the Second World War. Continue reading »
A look at a selection of the winning images from the Budapest International Foto Awards – a platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and eastern Europe.
Unyielding Floods – Gold – Editorial / Environmental – Professional
Floods in South Sudan have triggered food insecurity across the country. About 1.3 million children suffer from acute malnutrition, exacerbated by the spread of malaria and drinking water made unsafe by the floods, which have affected a million people since July 2020. Jonglei state is at the heart of the devastation. This project documents the devastation on three levels: natural disaster, food insecurity and loss of dignified living. (Photograph: Peter Caton/Budapest International Foto Awards) Continue reading »
From the 1960s to the late 1980s Hungary was often satirically referred to as “the happiest barrack” within the Eastern bloc, and much of the wartime damage to the city was finally repaired. Continue reading »
The Budapest International Foto Awards honors its winning photographers from around the world.
It seems like this year—even though it was a hard one—helped creative minds flourish all over the world. The Budapest International Foto Awards just published their winners and the photographs are as breathtaking as they are thought-provoking.
The Skin I’m In – Brian Cassey
“Carol Mayer was left near death following a house fire when a young mother. She incurred horrific burns to over 80 percent of her body … her family was told she would not survive. However, survive she did after enduring the year-long agony of intensive care, operations, and skin grafts to recovery. Over a decade on Carol gives her time voluntarily to counsel and help later day burns victims and assist burns foundations. Carol has long grown accustomed to ‘The Skin I’m In.’” Continue reading »
Saddened By The Empty Streets Of Budapest During Lockdown, This Artist Filled The City With People From Classical Paintings
According to Márton Neményi: “Most big cities are affected by the pandemic with several versions of lockdowns and quarantines in place. Budapest is no exception: right now there’s a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am every day. The inner parts of the capital of Hungary had started getting busy this time and now it’s getting empty in a matter of minutes every evening. Continue reading »
“According to the official data, right now, Hungary has 58 confirmed coronavirus cases and 122 people in quarantine. This week, like in many other European countries, many public spaces and services were closed down, with only pharmacies and groceries working past 3 p.m. Continue reading »
Greenpeace activists assembled life-sized sculptures of two whales emerging from a sea of plastic waste in front of Hungarian Parliament. The large whales, made out of paper, were assembled to raise awareness about disposable plastic waste pollution in the different seas. Continue reading »
Architectural photographer Zsolt Hlinka has spent years capturing the symmetry of Budapest’s buildings. Now, with his new series Viennametry, he’s moved to the Austrian capital, giving new perspectives on the geometry of the city’s architecture. Hlinka photographs the intriguing courtyards and inspiring spiral staircases that pepper Vienna. Like Budapest, Vienna is a forward-looking city with a rich history that is reflected in its architecture. This inspired Hlinka to capture the dynamism of Vienna by framing the photos as tunnels moving toward the future. Continue reading »
Budapest-Based Photographer Tamas Toth Captured Croatian Plitvice Lakes As They Turned Into A Frozen Fairytale
When winter in Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park drags the temperatures low enough, the rugged landscape transforms into scenes worthy of a fairytale. Captured here in vivid detail by Budapest-based photographer Tamas Toth, the 16 lakes and waterfalls lie in the Kapela Mountains, part of the oldest natural park in southeast Europe. They were formed over millions of years by what is known as the Karst process, the dissolution of soluble rocks including limestone, dolomite and gypsum. Continue reading »
For photographer Rizsavi Tamás, photography is a way to capture an ephemeral moment. It’s a way to compare old and new, remember days gone by, and reveal the magic found within a city. And what better city to do that in then the jewel box known as Budapest! Continue reading »
Budapest-based shop Leafling incorporates the elegant shape of a leaf into whimsical bags that are as comfortable in nature as they are in the city. Completely handcrafted, the packs are adorned with giant leaves that act as flaps or surface decoration, adding a playful twist to practical, everyday bags. They’re available in a bevy of styles to fit everything you’ll need to carry—from small saddlebags to large backpacks, you can take these designs for a night out or on a weekend camping trip. Continue reading »
Each winter, since 2009, the transport society of Budapest decorates its trams with more than 30 000 sparkling white and blue LED lights for Christmas. If the tram drives fast, it will turn into a wagon made of spurts of lights.
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