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Budapest Photo Festival features David Lynch

The Budapest Photo Festival, an annual city-wide exhibition series that is one of the biggest photography events in Hungary, opens with a real gem on February 28 in the Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle or Hall of Art), according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. 

© David Lynch / SmallStories: Head #2

The opening exhibition will be dedicated to a living legend of American independent movie making, David Lynch. The collection, dubbed "Small Stories," is a journey beyond reality. "Its atmosphere is created by the glow of invisible coherences, the surfacing of hidden feelings, and the blossoming of an unleashed fantasy of the American way," the organizers say.

Visualizing anxiety and violence in an artistic and pop manner had a huge influence on both this series and Lynch’s overall work. During the time of the exhibition, there will also be a number of exclusive programs and guided tours by well-known experts, all organized by the Műcsarnok. 

The collection was originally put together for the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2014. In Budapest, it will be open to view until June 2.