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Sep 22, 2017

Museum of Ethnography in Budapest to display the World Press Photo exhibition

The Museum of Ethnography in Budapest will showcase the World Press Photo exhibition, and third prize winner Bence Máté’s work, between September 21st and October 23rd

The Museum of Ethnography in Budapest will showcase the World Press Photo exhibition, and third prize winner Bence Máté’s work, between September 21st and October 23rd.

Tamás Révész, organizer of the event, said that from 80,000 submitted photographs around 150 had been chosen. "The photographs depict a world little changed since last year, and so many are about conflicts around the globe," he said.

Burhan Özbilici of AP won the main prize for his photograph of the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, which will be on display. The image has been widely criticized for “putting a murderer on a pedestal”, the organizer noted.

The exhibition has so far drawn 4 million people in about 100 cities around the world, and this year the exhibition will feature recordings of actors from Budapest’s Radnóti theatre reciting lines the photographs reminded them of.