Capa Center, Artistic Director, Hungary

6 Morning - 7 Afternoon
István Virágvölgyi (1982 – Budapest, Hungary) studied freehand drawing, desktop publishing, photography and earned a master’s degree from library and information studies at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). He worked at the leading Hungarian news portal Origo first as photo editor and then as head of photography between 2007 and 2011.
Then he joined MTI Hungarian News Agency and served as head of the photo desk for three years. He lectured about documentary photography and photo editing at the Budapest Metropolitan University between 2014 and 2019.
Since 2014 he worked as curator of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, since 2023 he serves as artistic director, he is secretary of the Capa Grand Prize Hungary and the editor of Weekly Fortepan blog.
Since 2016 he is cultural advisor of the Archabbey of Pannonhalma, since 2018 volunteer editor of the Fortepan digital photo archive, since 2021 member of the board of trustees of the József Pécsi Photography Scholarship for young artists, and since 2022 lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. He is married, has two children, lives and works in Budapest.
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  • 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