Heti Fortepan [Weekly Fortepan] blog showcasing stories behind the archive photographs of the Fortepan digital photo archive
editor from 2020
a cooperation between Fortepan and the Capa Center


In the online video series Flashback (Visszapillantó) I asked photographers to find the exact location of their iconic photos taken two, three or four decades ago in Budapest and tell us standing in front of the camera about what they captured of life in the capital from behind the camera.
All episodes of the five-part video series are available in Hungarian here:
> 1st episode (December 30, 2023): “The prison warden told me to look at this man, because there is noone like him anywhere else” – Tamás Urbán and the tattooed Butterfly
> 2nd episode (January 6, 2024): “Whoever does not take this shot is not a photojournalist” – The story of Ferenc Rédei’s unusual photo of socialist leader János Kádár
> 3rd episode (January 14, 2024): “Life is livelier, but also more extreme than in a more consolidated neighborhood” – the notorious 8th district, photographer György Stalter, and the Metal Christ standing on the corner
> 4th episode (January 20, 2024): “We don’t give a shit that we are in the middle of socialism, we still live our own lives” – Lenke Szilágyi and the cool girls of the regime change era
> 5th episode (January 27, 2024): “I’m such a nobody here in Budapest” – 10 years of Péter Korniss photographing a commuting physical worker from the countryside
in cooperation with news portal
The project was implemented as part of the Budapest 150 commemorative year, with the support of the Pro Cultura Urbis Public Foundation.

intensive photography workshop at the Pannonhalma Benedictine High School in Pannonhalma (Hungary)
mentor, 2021, 2022, 2024
together with András D. Hajdú and Sándor Ujvári; theatre course: Borbála Szabó, Fanni Fodor, Tímea Török; film course: Máté Kőrösi, Nyika Jancsó, Gábor Halla, Bálint Halla

Robert Capa. Conversation in Budapest (Robert Capa. Budapesti beszélgetés) book launch
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) December 15, 2023
in conversation with Éva Fisli, historian-museologist at the Historical Photographic Collection of the Hungarian National Museum, translator and editor of the volume
in cooperation with Open Books Publishing

Old pictures, new stories – Slideshow and discussion with the authors of the three-year-old Weekly Fortepan blog about their most exciting articles
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) September 20, 2023
in conversation with Zsuzsanna Balázs, Ákos Bereczky, Judit N. Kósa, Miklós Tamási, András Török and Dávid Zubreczki

Two conversations related to the Residents of Petőfi Streets exhibition
The Petőfi cult in the last two centuries – in conversation with Péter Csunderlik, historian, research fellow at the Institute of Political History, assistant professor at the Department of Modern and Contemporary Universal History (ELTE)
What influences have shaped rural life in Hungary in recent decades – in conversation with Imre Kovách, Rural and Settlement Sociologist, Head of the Social Integration and Inequalities Research Unit of the Social Science Research Centre of the ELKH
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) September 5, 2023

photo history course at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (Hungary)
lecturer in 2022–2023

Baedeker EXTRA – roundtable discussion with photojournalists who have been covering the war in Ukraine (Bédekker EXTRA – fotós beszámoló a nagyvilágból: Ukrajnai háború)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) December 13, 2022
in conversation with András D. Hajdú (NRK), István Huszti (Telex)

Futures Photography Platform
partner representative, 2017–2021
in partnership with Unseen Amsterdam (NL), British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE)

Favourite projects from the previous year for Capa Center’s blog in Hungarian

Documentary premiere and conversation with photographer András D. Hajdú and oculist Dr. Richárd Hardi
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), July 29, 2020

Parallel European Photo Based Platform
partner representative from 2017 to 2019
in partnership with (PO), Le Château d’Eau (FR), Galleri Image (DK), Fondazione Fotografia Modena (IT), Format International Photography Festival – Derby Quad (UK), FotoFestiwal Lódz (PL), Kaunas Photography Gallery (LT), ISSP (LV), Katalog Journal of Photography & Video (DK), Landskrona Foto (SE), Organ Vida (CR), UGM Maribor Art Gallery (SI), The Finnish Museum of Photography (FI), Odessa Photo Days (UKR), YET Magazine (CH), PhotoIreland (IE) and Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum (GG)

Sharing Visions: Public talk with MAGNUM Photographers Bieke Depoorter & Peter van Agtmael
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), December 9, 2019

A Fortepanról pro és kontra (About the Fortepan archive, pros and cons) in Hungarian
Punkt online photography magazine, September 11, 2019

A közösség erejét kihasználó kezdeményezések nagy híve vagyok (A believer in initiatives that harness the power of the community) in Hungarian
ArtMagazin, volume 17, issue 3, 2019, p. 26-34.

Recipient of the Rencontres d’Arles curatorial research fellowship
Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival, Arles (France) 2018–2019

6 photographs, 6 photojournalists, 60 minutes – female winners of the 37th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition (6 fénykép, 6 fotóriporternő, 60 percben – a 37. Magyar Sajtófotó Kiállítás női díjazottjai)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) April 25, 2019
in conversation with Orsolya Ajpek, Orsolya Boncsér, Sára Kölcsey, Sára Révai, Zsófia Sivák, Dzsenifer Varga

Copyright Day – round table talk about photographers’ copyrights, without getting lost in paragraph signs (Szerzői jogok napja – A fotográfusokat érintő jogokról, nem a paragrafusjelekben elveszve)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary) April 23, 2018
in conversation Szabolcs Barakonyi Szabolcs, Dr. Bea Bodrogi, András Éberling and Dr. Erzsébet Győri

CAPA VISA: Public Talk with MAGNUM Photographers Olivia Arthur & Rafal Milach
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), April 12, 2018

V4 PhotoNight panel discussion
FotoIstanbul Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), October 3, 2017

What can we do against fake news? round table discussion and workshop
workshop co-leader with Márton Magócsi
Center for Independent Journalism – Budapest (Hungary), March 28, 2017

‘Perspective’ round table discussion series about documentary photography
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary)
on February 9, 2017 in conversation with Tamás Szlukovényi, András Bánkuti, Simon Móricz-Sabján and Tamás Szigeti
on November 29, 2016 in conversation with László Balogh , Bernadett Szabó, Gábor Fejér, Simon Móricz-Sabján and Ferenc Rédei

Korrekta workshop for photojournalists
workshop co-leader with László Beliczay, Balázs Czagány and István Fazekas
Székelyudvarhely, Odorheiu Secuiesc (Romania), October 28–30, 2016

Közösségben vagyunk: tíz mai történet fotókon (We are in community: ten contemporary stories through photographs) in Hungarian
MúzeumCafé 53., volume 10, issue 3, 2016, p. 38-41.

Can I believe my eyes? workshop on the provenance check of images circulating on social media
workshop leader
Center for Independent Journalism – Budapest (Hungary), May 13, 2016

Can a press photo be objective? Especially if news around the globe is happening at the back of our gardens round table discussion (Lehet-e objektív a sajtófotó? – különösen, ha az egész világot foglalkoztató hírek a kert végében zajlanak)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), April 4, 2016
in ceonversation with István Fazekas, Botond Feledy, Ernő Simon, Levente Hernádi, Zsolt Reviczky

Workshop with the Best Wire Photographer of 2014 – Bulent Kilic, the French News Agency AFP's senior photojournalist in Turkey
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), April 11-12, 2015

Police pictured in the press round table discussion (Rendőrök a sajtófotókon)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), January 12, 2015
in conversation with Dr. László Bodolai, Dr. Márta Kiss, Dr. Attila Péterfalvi, Dr. László Székely, moderated by Gergő Sáling

Hungarian emerging photographers showcased at the Capa Center
3rd St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, contemporary art section, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg (Russia), December 7, 2014

Danube Revisited – The Inge Morath Truck Project with Claire Martin and Olivia Arthur truck exhibition and round table discussion
host, moderator
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), July 22-23, 2014

Similarities in the way photographers picture war – from the Crimean War to the present, through the eyes of Hungarian photographers: Rudolf Balogh, André Kertész, Tamás Konok, Robert Capa, István Bielik, Gyula Sopronyi, Balázs Gárdi and others
WARM Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), June 29, 2014

Drones in the press round table discussion (Drónok a sajtóban)
Capa Center, Budapest (Hungary), May 7, 2014
in conversation with Zoltán Schváb, András Farkas, Zoltán Székely, Zsolt Csillagvári and Attila Réz

Public interest in private matters? round table discussion
moderator on behalf of the Forum of Editors on the occasion of the introduction of the new Civil Code in Hungary
Mai Manó House of Hungarian Photographers, Budapest (Hungary), June 10, 2013
in conversation with Dr. László Székely, Dr. Attila Péterfalvi, Dr. Árpád Pataki, András Bánkúti, Attila Kisbenedek and Balázs Weyer

Aki át akar verni egy fotóval, az meg is fogja tenni (Anyone who wants to decieve you with a photo will do so) in Hungarian
interview with Tamás Szlukovényi
Origo, January 19, 2011