Hungarian House of Photography
Current Exhibitions

George Eastman Hall

Molnár Zoltán
Brazil Diary 2008

Opening remarks by Boldizsár, Kõ artist
with the participation of Capoeira Senzala
Curator: Gabriella Csizek

Open to the public:
13th May to 26th June 2011
Every weekdays: 14.00 - 19.00
Weekend: 11.00 - 19.00

A real traveller does not pass on his experiences and adventures by showing only the visible individuality of a place, but shares what he has lived through within himself. A good photographer puts this across in the composition of his pictures. The real traveller never arrives in a place which can only be described as a geographic point of intersection, but proceeds meanwhile on his inner journey. The good photographer’s pictures do not just show the world around him and introduce us to people, but talks of himself as well. The real traveller and the real photographer have their secrets. These are first and foremost concealed in their personality. Both a good photographer and a real traveller, Zoltán Molnár has the ability to empathize with and respect other people, a natural sensitivity, a desire to discover and a pure curiosity without ulterior motive. This is why his pictures appear to have been brought into being by the laws of nature in his presence. With their gracious simplicity, the strength of their lack of complex apparatus, the pictures formulate statements in simple terms both on the people represented and on their world. The Brazil Diary photographs and texts tell their stories between black and white, in a colourful and hectic world. They calm the viewer with their tranquillity and offer the prospect of an inner journey not to be measured in kilometres.

Csizek Gabriella

Molnár Zoltán

Selected Solo Exhibition
2009 16th International Book Festival Budapest, Millenáris Jövõ Háza
2008 Instituto Sacatar, Itaparica, Brazil
2008 Art University in Kaposvár, Csokonai Gallery, Hungary
2007 Open Workshop Gallery of Art, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005 Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Open Workshop Gallery of Art, Budapest, Hungary
2001 Gallery of Chateau, Marosvásárhely, Romania
2000 Teleki Education Council, Szováta, Romania
1996 Orange Cafe, Colmar, France
1993 Comminity Center, Nagymaros, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibition
2011 'Együtt-lét' Budapest, Hungary,
2008 "100Erdély" Budapest, Hungary
2005 II. Festival Photo Nature & Landscape, La Gacilly, France
2004 Robert Doisneau Photogallery, Centre Culturel Andre Malraux, Nancy, France
2003 Millenáris, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Beszterce, Romania
2003 Udvartér, Vigadó, Kézdivásárhely, Romania
2003 Dokk, Budapest, Hungary
1996 Rét Gallery, Gazdagrét, Budapest

2010 André Kertész Photography Grant, Paris
2008 The Instituto Sacatar of Itaparica, Brazil, Sacatar Fellowship
2004 Hungart, Photography Grant
2004 XXII. Hungarian Journalism Award, Portrait Category, Third Place
2002 XIII. Biannual Exhibition of Photography, Esztergom, Panorama competition, Special price
2002 XX. Hungarian Photo Journalism Award, Documentary Photography Category, Second place
2001 "@rc" Bilboard Competition, AD for Nonprofit Organization Winner
1998-2000 Pécsi József Photography Scholarship

Professional Experience
2007-2010 Photographer, Art University in Kaposvár
2008 Modos de Ver de Photographia, Workshop, Brazil, Salvador
2004-2006 Art Teacher, Fine Art Grammer School, Budapest, Hungary
2001-2002 Art Teacher, Buda Drawing High School, Hungary

Professional Membership
2000 Association of Hungarian Journalist
1995 Young Photographer Association, Budapest, Hungary

2011 Photo Reporter Magazin
2011, 2006, 2003, Folkmagazine
2009 Globe, Hungarian Geographic Magazine
2007 Cigányok, Száraz Miklós György, The Book about Gypsies, Published by Helikon
2006 Flashback, Twentyfive Years of Hungarian Press Photography
2000 Colors Magazine,
2000 Octogon, Architecture and Designe Magazine
1999 Photo Reporter Magazine

1998 Hungarian University of Crafts and Design, Chair of Visual Communication Department of Photo



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