SUMMARY 2007/1

The first article in this issue of Fotóművészet is an interview with photo artists Luca Gőbölyös made by Sándor Bacskai. “For me photographing is not the final goal just a means to put my thoughts in form or to visualize my concept; I could use other means to do it, but this is I am familiar with, this is I can make use of. I learned the technique, the tricks of photographing, this is I am thinking in, the potentials of which are at my disposal, however I use them fairly freely, it’s up to me when, which part, how I make use of it.” – says one of the most fascinating Hungarian photo artists of our age in the interview “Telling my secrets”.-In “Reparation of memory” Gábor Pfisztner reviews one of Luca Gőbölyös’ works; he points out “… her work is aimed at not only examining the structure of memory but to picture differences between what had been lived through or experienced and what was later related by others. At least so emphatic, although perhaps not that clearly intentional is the relation between photographs and memory.”-György Szegő reports on László 2 Hegedűs’s photo exhibition in Székesfehérvár: “Hegedűs 2 looks and contemplates attentively, watchfully and with intense concentration. But his way of looking is of aesthetic sensitivity, and his choice is sensory. “Disco-very” starts the train of creative work. Thereafter Hegedűs 2- the thinker – enters the scene, who in recent ten years has devoted his artistic work to understand the essence of life, by using photos.”-György Szegő also reports on Gábor Dobos’s photo show in the Kiscelli Múzeum: “the sub-culture presented on Dobos’ pictures ‘co-existed’- as long as it was possible – in a definitely different relationship with the so-called ‘existing socialism’. As e.g. Dobos’ friends and also his creative co-workers – members of the Halász-company were expelled by the (communist) system. Dobos is the home ‘documentarian’ of the community forced into emigration – his pictures are balancing on the verge of ‘shutting off’ – of death.”-“Europe/photo/culture” is the title of an interview with Dr László Czinege manager of the Image Processing and Printing branch of HP Hungary and Zsófia Somogyi curator about the international internet photo project “The culture of Europe – the culture of urbanity”. “The tender invitation provides plenty of opportunities to present the cultural capitals – says Zsófia Somogyi. – I do hope there will be photos crossing the dividing lines between artistic forms …while widening and deepening photographing art also proceeds in this direction. Cultural Capital of Europe means not only nice districts with fountains and doves, but excitement, diversity, the crossing of dividing lines.”-Gábor Pfisztner reports on Barna Illés’s new photographs: “he is constantly fighting with himself, with his creator role, with his position resulting from this role and at the same time with photographing itself. What does it mean today to make photos? What is the function of the photograph? What is its relationship to its creator? As a matter of fact, who is this creator, why does he create such surfaces on which masses of information are displayed?”-In a series of essays “Photos from the past. The fate of photo collections and achieves in the digital era” Klára Szarka tries to make an inventory of what kind of photographic inheritance we have got from our ancestors, what we ought to take over right now, and what we should leave to our descendants? In the 3rd last part of the series she reviews the photo collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and of the Office of Cultural Heritage. She talked to Éva Keleti former head of Euroexpres photo agency and Péter György aesthetician.-A poem written by Péter Dobai for Fotóművészet.-Etelka Baji reports on a daguerrotypy exhibition in Albertina in Vienna. As she points out, there is a direct link between the history of Austrian daguerrotypy and the history of Hungarian daguerrotypy. Daguerrotypies in the Hungarian collections and those exhibited in Albertina represent very well the how much life in Austria and Hungary had been intertwined and on the same level at that time.-György Szegő visited the exhibition“Erich Lessing: Four seasons, Budapest 1956” in Leopold Museum in Vienna: “Climbing up from the exhibition to the groundfloor, I was perhaps not the only one having the feeling that after awakening from a nightmare you sigh with relief ‘Thank God, all this was just a dream’. Than you compose your thoughts, and you realize, no, it was not a dream. All this is the awful reality of the recent past.”-The title and the topic of Zoltán Fejér’s photo-historical article is “Flying like a bird…Thoughts on the 150th anniversary of aerial photographing”. Cameras used for aerial photographing, observation and for cartographic photographs take a special position in the history of photographic devices. The author presents the Soviet TSVVS model.-New albums on Péter Timár’s “Bookshelf”: Martin Schoeller: Close Up; Daniela Mrázková: Saudek; Péter Baki: Kiválasztott fényképek (Selected Photos); József Pécsi: Fényképeskönyv (Photographic picture book); Péter Korniss: Ki népei vagytok? (A Honvéd Táncszinház (Whose people you are?); Péter Korniss: Betlehemes; Magda B. Müller: Szindbád a halhatatlan (Szindbad, the immortal); Ida Kovács: Halkan szitál a tört fény. Kosztolányi Dezső összes fényképe (The diffuse light shimmers – Complete collection of Dezső Kosztolányi’s photos).