For the first time ever, Hungarian photographer won the first prize in environmental protection category.
The World Press Photo exhibition has a long tradition in Budapest and is one of the most visited cultural events every year, that is on display for the 43rd time this year. This is the most significant international competition for photojournalists and documentary photographers with 4,282 photographers from 125 countries submitting 73,996 photos for this year’s exhibition.
The uniqueness of this year is that a Hungarian woman won a first prize for the first time: Esther Horvath's photo of polar bears became first in the environmental protection category. The photo shows a scientific expedition near the instruments of the Polarstern research ship, and two curious bears examining the flags.
The exhibition in Budapest is complemented by three accompanying exhibitions, films and multimedia from the Digital Storytelling competition swaying in the cinema hall opening from the exhibition space. József Tóth's cartoonist-photographer's exhibition entitled My EXAMPLES shows portraits of Hungarian photographers: this is also worth browsing through, the captions are especially fun in the gap-filling portrait gallery. At the other end of the corridor, the Next-Image Mobile Photo exhibition presents the best Hungarian photos of this year, taken with a mobile phone, together with the works of six invited photographers.
Date: 24. September – 25 October
Venue: Hungarian National Museum
More info & tickets: https://mnm.hu/en/exhibitions/temporary/world-press-photo-2020-stories-matter