“Home of the Falling Star”
There is an unusual institution in Hungary, a home for artists. Living there are elderly artists who were the fêted stars of
Hungarian theatre for decades. The Árpád Ódry Artists Home was established in 1950 by Hilda Gobbi, with substantial support from the
whole community of artists. Of course today, in keeping with modern requirements, it works as a limited company. This is one of the
ways it tries to maintain its onetime ideals.
Hilda Gobbi was thinking not only of actors, but of all workers in the theatre, when she founded the first home in Magyar Street.
Usherettes, dressers, technicians, musicians, artistes, were all given the opportunity to move there. When the house in Magyar
Street became too small, she acquired the present villa in Lendvay Street. A team of technicians from the National Theatre helped to
restore it from its ruined state. The house is still beautiful and is not at all like the usual old age pensioners’ homes.
1998–2000 Industrial Trade Institute No. 6, photography department
2000–2001 Association of Hungarian Journalists, photojournalism course
2001–2004 Worked on Hölgyvilág (Women’s World) magazine
2004–2006 Photojournalist for Népszabadság daily
from 2006 freelance photojournalist
2006 Jozsef Pecsi Art Photography Scholarship
2006 63rd Pictures of the Year International Competition (POYI), second place in Newspaper Division / Feature Picture Story
2006 Hun-ga--rian Press Photo Competition, first place in the portrait series category
2006 Hungarian Press Photo Competition, second place in the portrayal of society category
2005 Hungarian Press Photo Competition, first place in the portrayal of society category
2004 Hungarian Press Photo Foundation Scholarship, Photo Essay Competition
2004 National Cultural Fund, Art Photo-graphy Grant
2000 Hungarian Press Photo Competition, third place in the portrayal of society category
2005 Gödör Klub
2007 Raiffeisen Gallery
2000–2006 Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition
2006 Cracow Photo month
2007 Folyamatos Jelen (Continuous Present)
Association of Hungarian Art Photographers
Society of Hungarian Photojournalists
Young Art Photographers Studio
Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Manó House
H-1065 Budapest-Terézváros, Nagymező utca 20.