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Budapest pays tribute to Robert Capa with a new photography center

Budapest pays tribute to Robert Capa with a new photography center
Budapest, December 3, 2013 ( AFP) - . Budapest has today opened the new " Center Robert Capa " , in paying tribute to this legendary photographer , born in the Hungarian capital city a century ago.
The sample opens new center - funded public money is how to analyze and teach today would photograph Capa, considered one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century.
The " Centre for Contemporary Photography Robert Capa " is defined as an institution focused on training and to host photographic exhibitions in Budapest.
It will host from January workshops for professionals and amateurs , with lectures , classes photography techniques , courses of several days or weekends.
"We plan to invite speakers from the Magnum agency , and negotiate with that ," he told Efe Orsolya Körösi , director of the new institution , located in the center of Budapest.
The institution is already in contact with the major international institutions , such as the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and the International Center of Photography ( ICP ) in New York and is also seeking relationships with Spanish entities.
Körösi forward who has already received a "positive response " by famed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado for their participation in a workshop in early 2014.
Capa was born on October 22, 1913 in Budapest named Endre Friedmann in a wealthy Jewish family.
It is considered the first representative of modern photojournalism , whose fame is based primarily on snapshots taken during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.
Capa died in 1954 when he stepped on a mine while covering the war in Indochina, intone a French colony.
The opening shows various artists performed interpretations of the most famous photos of Capa, through pictures , films and even games of light and shadow .
Balázs Telek , curator of the exhibition, which is titled "Layer Project. Contemporary Projected Images " , said the idea is to imagine today how would photograph Robert Capa and what techniques would be used.
One of the performers, the Hungarian Árpád Sopits , reconstructed in a short scene in which the Hungarian photographer captured " Falling Soldier ," his most famous photo , taken during the Spanish Civil War.
This interpretation , situated in a field similar to the original , represents Capa and emotions to see that the militiaman died after being shot just as he shoots his camera.
The film Sopits also presented in the next edition of the Berlin International Film Festival .
As noted Körösi , " the Hungarian photography is a product that sells very well," and one of the most important tasks of the new institution will " make known the art of Layer foreigners visiting Hungary."
In fact, several of the pioneers of modern photography in the first half of the twentieth century were Hungarian as László Moholy -Nagy , André Kertész , Márton Gyula Halász Munkácsi or who worked under the pseudonym Brassai .