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World’s first permanent Capa exhibition opens in Budapest

August 31, 2017

The world’s only permanent exhibition of Robert Capa’s photographs will open in October in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, at the recently refurbished Capa Centre. The news was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of the day of Hungarian photography.

Speaking at a press conference, State Minister for Culture Péter Hoppál said that the government will contribute HUF 500 million (EUR 1.64 million) to the refurbishment and expansion of the center.

The center will be hosting the 937 photos of Capa’s master collection and a further 48 vintage copies. The exhibition is expected to open on 22 October, the 105th anniversary of Mr. Capa’s birth.

Robert Capa, born in Budapest on 22 October 1913, is considered the world’s greatest war photographer who subsequently covered five wars. He died on May 25, 1954 while during an assignment to cover the First Indochina War for Life magazine he stepped on a landmine in Thai Bin.


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