Hungarian House of Photography
Earlier Exhibitions

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. 1979, Budapest

Memory Factory

Dániel Kovalovszky chose as his subject one of the most distinguished mementos of the collective “Eastward” past, a symbol of the workers’ spirit, the Csepel Works. In order to keep a distance while giving a visual account of the factory and its neighbourhood, the young photographer uses a medium format camera. While intending to remain an outsider, he opts for a collective point of view so as to create a collective visual memory. His photographs display buildings deprived of their original function, objects that have become relics since the regime change, and people living in spaces of the past, reminiscent of a stage set.

Kovalovszky began his series Memory Factory in 2008, supported by the Budapest Photography Grant.


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