Four-wheeled Family Members: The Art of Posing for Photos with Cars

A car and its owner: a well-known, usual pair in family photos. In the photos, we see girlfriends with a defiant gaze, wives with a truly happy smile, or friends joking around. But the dominant presence of cars is never a question. One can’t help but guess what could have gone through the minds of all those people who had their photos taken with their cars over the past century.

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“How Could Anyone with a Reasonable Mind Come up with Something Like This?” The War and Hungarian Hospital Trains through the Lens of a Photographer at the Don Bend

From the eastern front of World War II, twelve trains operated by the Red Cross brought home hundreds and thousands of wounded Hungarian soldiers, while at constant exposure to attack. The photos of József Reményi, a first lieutenant from Szabolcs County serving at the commissary, provide a rare insight into the little-known world of hospital trains, into the relationship between occupiers and the civilian population, and into the fate of Jews conscripted to forced labor. The war from the perspective of a good-hearted, average man.

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A cheap option at luxury restaurants and theater plays glorifying soviet soldiers: this is how the American photographer Harrison Forman saw Hungary in 1960

Even though the American photographer Harrison Forman arrived in Hungary only four years after the 1956 revolution had been drowned in blood, it is not a crushed nation that comes over from his photographs and his notes; it is rather the “happiest barrack” of the Soviet Bloc.

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On Foot in the City – Public Life Pushed Back to the Sidewalks

Walking is the default means of human motion and transport. For millennia in urban history public life happened on the streets, on squares, in local places, and using these spaces freely and in their entirety was self-evident. It was twentieth-century modernism that turned public spaces, these “living rooms” of the city ideal for walking, strolling, and gathering, into corridors for public transport and parking lots. By micromobilty expert Ákos Bereczky.

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