Zoltán Vancsó is not a shy photographer. His photos look like designer’s blueprints, he is photographing “in more geometrio”. In addition to poetry one feels some dreamlike effect on his pictures... the young photographer roaming around with the “weapon of light”, makes his photos with sovereign eyes and impressive awareness, says Péter Dobai in his poetic metaphysical meditation.

Klára Szarka met British photographer Chris Nash. Nash is photographing movements in reconstructed studio surroundings, poster photos for dancing theatres as well as commercial and fashion photos. During the PHOTO MONTH early this year he held workshops for Hungarian photographers, and he had a photo show in Budapest. The title of the interview is “As long as we are able to communicate.”

Klára Szarka has interviewed Péter Hapák, as well, certainly not by chance because the Hungarian photographer allended Nash’s course, and a few years ago Nash had encouraged him to start photographing dancing. But the apropos of the interview was that Péter Hapák was first-prize winner of the International Dancing Photo Competition.

József Tóth commercial photographer turning sixty this year who is called ”Füles” by his colleagues and friends, tells stories to Ferenc Markovics about the years he was working for MTI advertising workshop “Illustration Column”. This interview is interesting not just because it is the story of the career of a photographer known for his avant-garde and impressive photos and posters, but it gives important information about those days and his colleagues at “Füles”.

Péter Csíkvári’s works rich in metaphors and religious references, supply an interpretation of existence of sort, it is a desire for creating an angelic ideal transcendent existence. The world inscenated by him is artificial in all respects, not only because of the digital technique but also because the references of reality the notion of real time and real space are excluded from the image plane according to Gábor Pfisztner.

A series of photos taken of someone sometime somewhere in the Ukraine landed in the photo archives of the Museum of Modern History in 1965, Execution in Cossack way. The pictures are commented by Ilona Stemler Balog currently responsible for the photos.

Klára Fogarasi reports on a travelling photo exhibition “God’s houses and servants” in her essay “Natives and missionarics”. The collection shows the life of mission stations operating in Africa, America and the Middle and the Far East as well as the world of ethnic groups photographed by missionaries, i.e. the meeting point of different cultures.

Piroska Csúri reports on the exhibition Photography Show 2000 in New York, sponsored by the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers. Several thousand photos were on sale and eighty-five galleries made their debut on this three day show organised for the twentieth times this year. Further highlights of the event were a photographic exhibition and a seminar on the photo collections.

Péter Baki makes a contribution to publicizing Dr. Miklós Müller’s ocuvre who died in Spain, by collecting the books and articles written by and about the photo-artist.

In memory of the world-famous photo-artist Brassa? born as Gyula Halász in Brasso, Transylvania, retrospective exhibitions were organised at the same time in the Picasso Museum and in the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Zoltán Fejér now gives the Reader insight into Brassa?’s secrets, into some moments of the artist’s life.

Zoltán Fejér makes public a new chapter “Hunor, Gonor – good friends?” from the history of the Hungarian photo-industry. Manufacturing in series of the mini-camera and interchangeable lenses designed in the fifties in the Optical Research Laboratory and MOM Hungarian Optical Works, went up in smoke and remained prototypes the same as many other hopes of the Hungarian photo-industry, thanks to the Socialist state-controlled economy.