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Hungarian House of Photography

1065 Bp. Nagymező utca 20.

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Mai Manó, Imperial and Royal Court Photographer (1855-1917) had his eight-story studio-house and home built in fourteen months in 1893-94.

A professional photographer and specialist, in his time he was one of the best specialists of child portraits. His status in the professional community of that time is uncontested. He was also the founder and editor of the periodical called A Fény (The Light, launched in 1906) The building’s richly decorated neo-renaissance facade clearly served ideological purposes: Mai Manó wanted to lend a past to the young trade, hardly considered to be a form of art by anyone at that time. Take the majolica putti between the ground floor and the mezzanine or the facade paintings on the third floor showing the six muses of photography.

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open hours

Monday closed

Tuesday 12:00 - 19:00

Wednesday 12:00 - 19:00

Thursday 12:00 - 19:00

Friday 12:00 - 19:00

Saturday 12:00 - 19:00

Sunday 12:00 - 19:00