Visitors can also see the works of Debrecen artists at the travelling exhibition of the Hungary 365 photo competition, which opened in the pedestrian zone of downtown Debrecen on 24th November. The exhibition is being presented in the city for the first time in the country. At the opening of the open-air display, State Secretary Csaba Dömötör said: “The 130 pictures show how beautiful, fascinating, and diverse Hungary is.
The winning entry in this year’s Hungary 365 competition was a photograph of the Hungarian House of Music from a unique perspective. The 130 works on display in Debrecen’s main square are the result of the competition. All of the pictures were submitted to the Hungary 365 photo competition. The best pictures of the last four years are presented in the exhibition.
– The three genres are the same as in the competition: nature and landscape, building and life, but not highlighted here. It is more like a gigantic photo report on Hungary,” said Ottó Kaiser, the jury’s president.
The pictures of the shepherds in Hortobágy and the young people having fun at the Aquaticum Debrecen Beach are the work of Debrecen photographers.
This also shows that the city and its region is an exciting and interesting place not only for photographers but also for tourists,” said Deputy Mayor Diána Széles at the exhibition’s opening.
– The government has given us this opportunity – and I think we have taken it – to launch a wave of tourism development here in the region since 2010 to serve the tourists visiting the area,” said Diána Széles.
The Hungary 365 competition was launched four years ago and has been a huge success. In recent years, 120,000 photos have been submitted to the contest, and this year alone, 38,000. The travelling exhibition was created to show that Hungary is a beautiful, varied, and interesting place, said Csaba Dömötör, State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, at the opening ceremony in Debrecen.
– The pictures show Hungary from many different perspectives and in many different shades, but they all have one thing in common. They are not about perfection, but about a place to which we are stubbornly attached and despite our everyday difficulties we love,” said Csaba Dömötör.
The special exhibition can be seen in Debrecen until the end of the Christmas holidays, until January 6th.
Source of photos: city of Debrecen Facebook page