Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Win with your interpretation of Dr. János Szász’s amazing photography

An unexpected find from Pécs, Hungary is the estate of Dr. János Szász who lived and worked as a productive and inspirational photographer for most of his life. The oeuvre was discovered due to the Pécs - European Capital of Culture 2010 year, and represents the perhaps most important artistic discovery of the event! Hungarian photography has always been world class (just think of Brassai, Kertesz, Moholy-Nagy and many more), now you are invited to show your reaction!

Your reflecting photograph should somehow connect with the original. How so is completely up to you!


8 May, 2010


Quickly check out the János Szász collection of 40 pictures below. Pick the one(s) that inspire(s) you and get to work. Take your own picture inspired by Dr Szász. Send it in!

Send one photo only (for now, not larger than 2 MBs) via e-mail to: In your entry e-mail, please include a small explanation (cca 150 words) on how you believe your photo connects with the original Szasz image, and your phone number. The subject of the e-mail shall read: SZASZ – OPEN CALL – YOUR NAME.



An amazing visit to Pecs and Villany’s Ordogkatlan Festival (situated in the heart of wonderful Hungarian wine country) this August (5-8 August, 2010) for the open-air exhibition of images from the open call – including yours!

The trip will include return plane tickets to Budapest, return 1st class train tickets to Pecs and transfer to the Festival and back. It will also include accomodation for 4 nights. Additionally the winner will have a chance to participate in art workshops with Gyor’s Mediawave Group and meet the relevant figures of the Hungarian art society. A little extra: one night stay in Budapest upon arrival or departure and a tour through Mai Mano House – Hungarian House of Photography.


Award-winning images will be part of the Hungarian Cultural Centre’s János Szász Exhibition in London, Covent Garden starting 13 May 2010 and finishing 8 June 2010.

In addition, selected images will be printed and exhibited during the open-air Ordogkatlan Festival in one of its most frequented locations (5-8 August, 2010).

The above material will also be part of the Pécs - European Capital of Culture 2010 events by participating in an open-air exhibition in the city during this summer.


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