Tamás Féner’s solo show Photographies is exhibited two unique series from his great, human and well-known oevuer presenting the Jewish culture and identity.
Féner, Tamás (Budapest, 17 November 1938)
Photojournalist and recipient of the EFIAP Award (1971), the Balázs Béla Prize (1973), the Honoured Artist Award (1984), the Excellent Artist Award (2005), the Budapest Commemorative Medal (1997) and the Kossuth price (2010). Féner was a leading figure in Hungarian photographic life between 1970 and 1990, becoming a board member of the Photographic Section of the Association of Hungarian Journalists and a member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers (1966). From 1978–1986 he served as general secretary of the Association of Hungarian Photographers, and he was also a founder member and first chairman of the Studio of Young Photo Artists. He worked as photojournalist and as photographic editor for several major newspapers and magazines (from 1957–1986 he was a photographer and artistic editor for the magazine Film Színház Muzsika, and from 1986–1990 he was deputy chief editor of Képes 7). His initial focus was art and ballet. Later on, he directed his attention to social themes (Roma, miners, and Jewish issues). His photographic essays reveal his determination to improve society. His methodology was to learn as much as he could about the chosen topic. Indeed, he spent years at the selected locations. His work is characterised by unusual camera angles and the use of novel cutting and editing techniques. He was one of the initiators of photography courses in Hungarian higher education and helped to place membership of the association on a professional footing. Since 1992 he has taught at the Faculty of Anthropology and Media Studies of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and at the Further Training Institute of the University of Applied Arts. He is also a leading professor at the Népszabadság Training Centre, where he offers courses in photojournalism.