Document and the other side

16. June 2004. – 14. July
MegnyitóOpening: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

Since the invention of photography an important approach of each historical period was the documentation of the era’s happenings, famous figures, buildings constructed and everyday life at a satisfactory detailed and high-standard level. Each historical period of the past 160 years has left behind its pictorial prints. Examining them we have to pay attention which photos were actually published and shown to people at the time when they were taken. The era after 1945 was overflowed with changes, historical events and talented photographers. We plan to show 100 photos in the exhibition putting next to one another the well-known, emblematic (official) image- photos with photos not really fitting in the officially accepted trend therefore not having publicity and being hidden. We do hope that the two kinds of photo-line will show an authentic reflection of the past half-century.

photographs, further details can be found on the website of the Hungarian Museum of Photography