István Virágvölgyi

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 2014–2019 and about photo history at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2022–2023.

In 2014 he became the curator of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, and since 2022 he is theartistic 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, and since 2018 volunteer editor of the Fortepan digital photo archive. In  2021 he became a member of the board of trustees of the József Pécsi Photography Scholarship for young artists. 

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