Károly Kincses Is a Hungarian photographer, writer, photo historian and curator. He became director of the Hungarian Museum of Photography in 1991. His many exhibitions and publications have encompassed Hungarian photography from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries but he has also brought the work of European and key international photographers to Budapest. His books, his vast knowledge of the medium and his understanding as a practitioner give him an important place in the appreciation of the medium.
When writing a book about the Treasures of Hungarian Photography for the Museum, he posed this question; “When I started editing, I had to ask myself this question that generated several others. In order to aim at giving impartial and objective answers, it is just sensible to have a look at the factors that create value influencing the intellectual, historic, market or any other value of a photograph.”
Károly Kincses is in a unique position as one of the most knowledgeable in the history of Hungarian photography and as a practitioner currently working in Hungary.