André Kertész Hall
George Eastman Hall
The Exhibition EXTENDED
to 2nd October 2011
10 Years of the Budapest Photography Grant
Imre Benkő, Tamás Dezső, Balázs Gárdi, Norbert Hartyányi, Dániel Kovalovszky, Gábor Arion Kudász, Márk Simon, Gyula Sopronyi, György Stalter, Zoltán Vancsó
Curator: Sári Stenczer
Opening remarks by Enikő Eszenyi actress, Director of Vígszínház
Open to the public: 1st July to 2nd October 2011
on Weekdays: 14.00 - 19.00
at Weekends 11.00 - 19.00
b. 1978, Budapest
Tamás Dezső worked as a professional photojournalist for years, collecting all sorts of honours and awards in Hungary and abroad. His series on Józsefváros is a telling document of the district’s residents and their living space. In fact, it is more of a reportage, an imprint of a micro-world, a space humanised in the course of many decades just to be deprived of its humanity by the bulldozers and urbanists of the present. Radiating a sense of safety and security, this materiality deprives the people in the photographs not only of their place of residence, but also of their past, turning the former Hungarian “Harlem” into a model of urban politics.
Dezső made his series Józsefváros in 2004, supported by the Budapest Photography Grant.
Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Manó House
H-1065 Budapest-Terézváros, Nagymezõ utca 20.