That means you are invited to the launch party for multi-award winning photographer, director, artistic director, and founder of the Disappearing Cultures Foundation, Attila Lóránt's book entitled Man in the Landscape. That's April 22 at 2 in the afternoon at the Hungarian Museum of Natural Sciences, located on Ludovika Square 2-6 in Budapest's Eight District. The event will feature an opening speech by former Hungarian president László Sólyom, as well as an introductory word by museum director Dr. Zoltán Korsós.
The book of photographs comprises the results of Lóránt's three-year mission to photograph all ten of Hungary's national parks. The artist found particular satisfaction in photographing not just the varied landscapes of the different territories, but also the people who live within or attend to their preservation. He has taken the approach that man himself, and the rural way of life of many of these people who inhabit these areas, is as much an endangered species as the wildlife. The other non-human species he documented are the famous Hungarian Gray cattle, buffaloes, Racka sheep, cows, horses, and other indigenous animals and livestock.
The author began his work as a photographer back in 1992, and since then has published seven books which have been translated into multiple languages. He has had over 70 exhibitions of his work worldwide. Lóránt was the first Hungarian photographer to have his work published under the auspices of the National Geographic Society, with this being his third title for the imprint. He also founded and owns one of the market leaders in post production, Post-Edison Graphics.
So if you are in Budapest, come on out to the event! For more information on the book and its author, see the site for the Disappearing Cultures Foundation.