Curator Series – István Virágvölgyi

May 16, 2024
12:00–13:15PM EDT
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The Curator Series presents engaging discussions with leading curators in the field of photography who represent diverse institutions worldwide. These conversations delve into the curator’s ongoing projects, the evolving role of curators in today’s photographic realm, and what they look for in preparing exhibitions, festivals, and museum shows.

Hosted by Heleen Peeters and Ilvy Njiokiktjien, the series provides insights into the curatorial process for exhibitions, festivals, and museum shows, offering practical advice for photographers looking to collaborate with curators.

In the second episode, we speak with István Virágvölgyi, artistic director at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Hungary. 


Heleen Peeters is the Editorial Coordinator at VII Insider. She has a degree in media science from Leiden University (The Netherlands) and photography from London College of Communication (United Kingdom). Alongside her role at the VII Foundation, Heleen works as an independent documentary photographer. She is also a staff photo editor for NRC, a Dutch daily newspaper.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, focusing on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues.
István Virágvölgyi (1982 – Budapest, Hungary) is the artistic director at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest. Before this, he was the head of the photo desk at the leading Hungarian news portal Origo and at the MTI Hungarian News Agency.

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