Past Artist Talk

Sharing Visions: Bieke Depoorter and Peter van Agtmael Artist Talk

In collaboration with Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, hear the Magnum photographers speak about their practices

Bieke Depoorter From the series I AM ABOUT TO CALL IT A DAY. © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael Raymond Hubbard with his children, Brady and Riley. Since his injuries, Raymond has become an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia. This is one of several family photos I took at Raymond’s requ (...)

Ahead of their joint workshop, Sharing Visions: A Masterclass on Contemporary Image Making, hear Magnum photographers Bieke Depoorter and Peter van Agtmael speak about their individual photographic practices, contemporary image-making, and Magnum Photos, presented in collaboration with Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by István Virágvölgyi, secretary of the Robert Capa Grand Prize Hungary.

Bieke Depoorter is known for the striking intimacy she forges with her subjects, resulting in revealing, atmospheric images that open up private worlds. Her early colour photography work is the result of a unique approach: accidental encounters are the starting point and how these interactions naturally develop dictates the nature of Depoorter’s work. This unconventional approach has led her to explore cultures in countries as varied as Russia, America, France and Egypt. Recently, Depoorter has ventured into moving image with Dvalemodus, a short film explores isolation, the warping of time, and the power of nature.

Peter van Agtmael is known for his deeply affecting, sometimes surreal images, which explore themes of conflict, history, memory, nationalism, militarism, race and class. He has spent more than ten years covering America’s wars from both sides and countless angles, from embedding with military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to covering the civilian cost of the wars. He has also extensively documented the Israel/Palestine conflict. Outside of conflict and its aftermath, van Agtmael has documented many issues of social justice in America. van Agtmael has also made impactful work in Haiti following the earthquake, AIDS in South Africa, the revolution in Egypt and in the borderlands of Uganda.

When & Where

Monday 9 December, 2019
17:30 – 19:00

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
Nagymezo u. 8, 1065


Free. First come first served.