Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black and white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. Open from 2017. September 6. to November 12. in Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle, Budapest).
Danube Arena photo competition closed
The photo competition of the Danube Arena, main venue of the 2017 FINA World Championships ended with the judgement of the best pictures selected from 350 works of almost a hundred photographers. The competition was co-organized by MMA.
State honours and professional awards
On 18 August state honours and professional awards were presented by the Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog together with Secretary of State for Culture, Péter Hoppál in the Vigadó, centre of MMA on the feast day of the Founder of Hungary, Saint Stephen. Gábor Czakó, writer, thinker and regular member of MMA was handed over the Order of Merit Commander Cross (civilian division) for his high- level work. Secretary General of MMA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera was handed over the Order of Merit Knight's Cross (civilian division) also for his high-level work.
Unique premier in Vigadó
The Symphonic Orchestra of Hungarian Musicians Beyond the Border premiered in Vigadó, the centre of MMA on 21 August in the framework of the Zoltán Kodály memorial program. György Vashegyi, conductor and member of MMA had the idea of establishing an orchestra which can unite the outstanding musicians living in areas separanted from Hungary in consequence of the Treaty of Trianon in 1920.