6.10.2011

TAMAS DEZSO: CENTER 2011 Project Award Winner

Bricks (Budapest, 2009)
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Tamas Dezso

Building (Emod, North-East Hungary, 2009)
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Tamas Dezso

Johanna (Zsambek, North Hungary, 2009)
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Tamas Dezso

Tree and House (West Hungary, 2011)
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Petya (Budapest, 2010)
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Tamas Dezso

Tamas Dezso, CENTER 2011 Project Award Winner

"The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change it simply forgot about certain places – streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became self-defined enclosures, where today a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern Europeanness still lingers. There are places which seem to be at one with other parts of the city in a single space, but their co-existence in time is only apparent; places which decompose in accordance with their own specific chronology, determined by their past, such that what remains would then either be silently re-conquered by nature or enveloped by the lifestyles of tomorrow’s generations. Of the inhabitants, who have never fully integrated with majority society, soon only traces will remain, until they too, disappear in the course of time."–Tamas Dezso

Tamas Dezso's series, Here, Anywhere, was chosen as First Place in the 2011 Project Competition by CENTER's hand-picked international panel of esteemed jurors - Simon Baker of the Tate Modern, Alexa Becker of Kehrer Verlag Publishers and Christina Cahill of Getty Images Reportage. In this series, the Hungarian photographer gives us a first-hand look into post-Communist Hungary. The New Mexico Museum of Art showcase's Dezso's photographs in their current exhibition, The Curve: CENTER Award Winners 2011. Tamas was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2011.

The Curve: New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM, through August 7, 2011
Tamas Dezso website

La Lettre de la Photographie:
Review Santa Fe Part I
/ Part II

7 comments:

Bruce Barone said...

Stunning!

Z said...

Very minimalist, stunning textures and shooting colors!
WOW!- Inspiring!

Z said...

Very minimalist, stunning textures and shooting colors!
WOW!- Inspiring!

Caio Fern said...

.....but his work is really really good.........!!!!

R Montalban said...

I am so pleased for Tamas, not only is he a great photographer and someone who most definitely deserved this accolade, he was also a really lovely individual, I am so happy for him :-)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I saw this work on the Center site and wrote to tell the Tamas how much I enjoyed his work. He certainly deserves the recognition.

Sharon

Pierre BOYER said...

Marvelous pictures...

Pierre