Hungarian National Museum
1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 14-16.
24 September – 25 October 2020

Opening speech by:
Hajdú D. András

Horseriding, lazing around, melon eating, badminton and scorching heat. The pandemic confined us in the country this summer, but the kids felt just fine, having a great time at Grandma’s, at a stone’s throw from the Austrian border. I brought along a few moments from their life there.

Those who do not have professional-grade cameras and objectives usually do not stand a chance at (international) photography competitions. By contrast, Huawei’s Next-Image, an international competition, opens the doors for all of us mobile phone users, as it invites entries made with smart devices. The main theme of the competition is also very topical, with captured moments and this very special summer in the focus.

The central idea of Next-Image, an international mobile photography competition, is how the world changed in 2020. How do beaches, forests or distant cities look different? How do we cope, and how do we make use of the freedom we may have regained after months, but regained in a more restricted form?

The categories of this year’s mobile photography competition focus on everyday experiences. Entries were accepted in five photography, and one video, categories: Near Far, Good Night, Hello Life, Faces, Storyteller (sequences of 3 to 9 images), and Live Moments.

Next-Image, the mobile photography competition was launched in 2018. The first year already saw a victorious Hungarian, with Réka Pávó winning the professional jury’s main prize with a poignant and moving image. This year Hungarian photographers submitted almost 7000 entries to the competition.

This exhibition presents the photos of the Hungarian award-winners, with additional works by invited professionals: András Hajdú D., Zsófia Pályi, Imre Potyó, Gyula Sopronyi, Ákos Stiller, Dimitry Ljasuk (video).

This a side event of the World Press Photo exhibition.