Robert Capa exhibition at the National Museum

Autumn is almost here and Budapest will welcome visitors with great programs and exhibitions. If you want some culture, you definitely should visit the Hungarian National Museum, where you can see the famous photographer, Robert Capa’s exhibition between 18 September 2013 and 12 January 2014.

Robert CápaFriedmann Endre was born in 1913 in Budapest. He started to pay attention for photography in early 30s as a hobby, but he realized that it could be great livelihood. Before the Second World War he studied journalism in Berlin, but he had to leave the city because of his Jewish origin. After that he moved back to Budapest for a while, but because of the harder and harder anti-Semitism he immigrated to Paris. His life was hard in the French capital too, so he decided to devote his life to photography, he changed his name to Robert Capa after his nickname, “Shark” (Shark in Hungarian is Cápa). The new name brought referrals to him and shortly he became Capa, the famous documentary and war correspondent. The Hungarian photographer travelled around five war places with his machine: the Spanish civil war, the Chinese inquisition of Japan, the Second World War’s European places, the first Arab-Israel conflict and Indochina. He died on the last place, when he stepped on a grenade during work.

The National Museum would like to show Capa’s all habits, passions and life style between 18 September 2013 and 12 January 2014.

Robert Capa exhibition

September 18th – January 12th
Hungarian National Museum