Hungarian Museum of Photography
Kecskemét, Katona József tér 12.
6001 Kecskemét, Pf.: 446
GPS: N 46.90520, E 19.69427
E-mail: fotomuzeum [at] fotomuzeum [dot] hu
Tuesday – Saturday, 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults: 500,- HUF
Students, Pensioners: 300,- HUF
Wednesday from 11 am. to 1 pm. and from 2 pm. to 4 pm. Previous booking is required.
Maria Pecsics: Cultura
June 05 2015 - August 22 2015
In our collection
The title of my photo series refers to the origin of the word culture – agriculture. Cultivation, competent sustenance, value keeping landscape, space management are all stabilizers of culture and environment. The environmental degradation and destruction of nature can result in production decline, it endangers not only the quality of human living conditions but the whole living environment.
In the photo series CULTURE I interpret landscape as spatial structure of settlements because the individual and social identity is mainly determined by its relations to its environment and their interaction. I was looking for identification points in the relation system of personal experience and family origins. I took my photos in the Hungarian Plain which is my mother’s birthplace and our family legends at the same time.
The photos of CULTURE series are intentionally monotonous not only due to the image of lowlands landscape. Standardized and mechanized cultivation effects on the appearance of agricultural landscapes. This type of landscape usually gives the spatial framework of the journey. The monotony of the photos refers to the monotony of the journey. Temporal and spatial shift does not allow contemplation just registration. The sizes and compositions of the stocked photographs depicting landscapes are the same. The shots taken in nearly two years have titles that are serial numbers increasing as time passes.