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HU OSA 440 Éva Kapitány Photo Collection
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Hierarchy
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Identity Statement
Title
Éva Kapitány Photo Collection
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1987 - 2005 (predominant 1989)
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Description Level
Fonds
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
280 Film roll (35mm), 8.4 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Éva Kapitány
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)

Black and white photographs documenting the years of transition from a one-party dictatorship into a multi-party democracy in Hungary, captured by a non-professional photographer, yet a true documentarian, Éva Kapitány.

Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

Éva Kapitány started her photography career in the mid-1980s as an ardent documenter of demonstrations and protests organized by the so-called democratic opposition in Hungary. She was driven by her passion to show the true faces and events that were censored out or were missing from the official press.

After the regime change in 1990, she started a new project to capture the changes that took place in the city of Budapest. She documented the removal of Communist memorials and statues from the streets and squares of Budapest. In the 2000s she became an instructor at the John Wesley Theological College, Budapest, where she developed courses in documentarist photography for the students on the Social Workers track. Through photo documentation, a training was offered to the students to develop sensitivity towards people in need. 


Content and structure
Accruals
Expected
Content and structure
System of arrangement

The first 280 rolls of 35 mm photo negatives were borrowed to the Open Society Archives (OSA) in year 2019-2022. OSA has scanned the images into TIF archival master files. The TIF files were downsized into JPG viewing copies. The images were not retouched during these processes, nor cropped or edited in any other ways.

Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing reproduction
Third party rights are to be cleared.
HU OSA 440 Éva Kapitány Photo Collection
BookIconFonds Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Identity Statement
Title
Éva Kapitány Photo Collection
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1987 - 2005 (predominant 1989)
Identity Statement
Description Level
Fonds
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
280 Film roll (35mm), 8.4 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Éva Kapitány
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)

Black and white photographs documenting the years of transition from a one-party dictatorship into a multi-party democracy in Hungary, captured by a non-professional photographer, yet a true documentarian, Éva Kapitány.

Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

Éva Kapitány started her photography career in the mid-1980s as an ardent documenter of demonstrations and protests organized by the so-called democratic opposition in Hungary. She was driven by her passion to show the true faces and events that were censored out or were missing from the official press.

After the regime change in 1990, she started a new project to capture the changes that took place in the city of Budapest. She documented the removal of Communist memorials and statues from the streets and squares of Budapest. In the 2000s she became an instructor at the John Wesley Theological College, Budapest, where she developed courses in documentarist photography for the students on the Social Workers track. Through photo documentation, a training was offered to the students to develop sensitivity towards people in need. 


Content and structure
Accruals
Expected
Content and structure
System of arrangement

The first 280 rolls of 35 mm photo negatives were borrowed to the Open Society Archives (OSA) in year 2019-2022. OSA has scanned the images into TIF archival master files. The TIF files were downsized into JPG viewing copies. The images were not retouched during these processes, nor cropped or edited in any other ways.

Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing reproduction
Third party rights are to be cleared.