Hollywood great Zsigmond opens first show of his photos

Oscar-winning Hungarian-US cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond guides visitors through his photo exhibition in Budapest on April 10, 2015Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, opened the first solo exhibition of his photos in Budapest on Friday. “It’s a fantastic feeling to have what is my first ever real exhibition,” the 84-year-old told reporters Friday at the “Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond” exhibition which runs until June 21 at the Ludwig Museum in the Hungarian capital. The 150 mainly black-and-white photographs, spanning six decades and featuring locations from around the world, were taken whenever he had some rare spare time while on location making films, Zsigmond explained. During an illustrious career, the Hungarian-American won a Best Cinematography Oscar in 1977 for his work on “Close Encounters”, Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi epic.

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