Museum of Ethnography
H-1146, Budapest, Dózsa György út 35.
Phone: +36 1 474 2100
Local photographers were town patriots and occasional photojournalists who shot multitudes of images of life outside the four walls of the studio, some out of indiviudal interest, others out of a feeling of official responsibility, and still others out of a desire to preserve family history. Their photographs reveal the many sides of Székelyudvarhely - the famous academic town and centre of culture and craftsmanship - and of its surrounding villages.
Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the studio in Székelyudvarhely is still in operation - still awaits those seeking to capture an instant in time, whether it be a Polaroid shot of a moment's need or mood, or a proper photograph taken by digital camera or by the "big machine" among historic sets and props. The exhibition speaks not only to the visitor from far away, but also to the local population, and even to the Transylvanians themselves, as it features images never before seen by the public.
Organised by: Klára Fogarasi