Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond
Posted by Ágnes Taraszovics · Apr 14, 2015

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art presents “Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond” temporary photo exhibition from the photographic life-work of the world famous Hungarian cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond.

The gap filling exhibition is realized in the frame of the Budapest Spring Festival, but why is this so unmissable? Because cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is one of the most famous Hungarians in Hollywood (in addition to the also cinematographer Lajos Koltai and the director István Szabó), who won an Academy Award and several other prestigious international film awards. He is known for films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter or The Black Dahlia and he worked together with directors who changed American film making fundamentally, for example Robert Altman, John Boorman, Michael Cimino and Steven Spielberg.

Now, on this exhibition, we can get acquainted with his film-related life-work via 150 photographs. He started his international career in the ’70 in the US, where the film business noted him quickly due to the way of his individual approach. His works show a rich diversity: the images are poetic and realistic with an attention to detail and a grandiose vision. He became recognized in an era, when big film studios produced spectacular and easily digestible films, but he and his fellows disregarded the traditional rules of storytelling and turned towards realism, with which they became instantly registered in the book of the film history.

This exhibition is a must-have one!

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