Tamás Urbán

Tamás Urbán: Unwanted Butterfly

Butterfly spent half of his 40 years behind bars, so he had plenty of time to have his whole body tattooed. He was an unusual sight in Socialist Hungary, comfortable in the Budapest underground scene, living in a commune and doing gigs with the famous band Sziámi, drawing, painting, creating puzzles, and writing a journal. Photojournalist Tamás Urbán followed him closely from 1988 until he drowned in the Danube in 1994.

Proposed by István Virágvölgyi

Carte Blanche 
Capa Center

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture