Ernst Galeria, Budapest, Zrinyi u. 14.
18 October - 3 November, 2012

The exhibition will be opened by Laszlo BaŠn the director of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Markos Kounalakis worked professionally as a photographer in the 1980s. A Californian by birth, he was intrigued by and attracted to the cultural breadth and historic depth of Europe. He both studied and worked in many European capitals during the last three decades. His photographic work has been collected in the United States. "Reflections" is his first solo exhibit in Europe.

Kounalakis says, "The 'Reflections' exhibition and photographs at Ernst Galeria are private visual notes of my work, travels, and life. During the 1980s, my camera and I were inseparable. The photos in this exhibit reflect my thoughts and perspective - even my dreams - in a less complex world than today's."

Markos Kounalakis is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He is President and Publisher Emeritus of the Washington Monthly. A print and network broadcast journalist and author, he covered wars and revolutions, both civil and technological. He returned to Hungary twenty-plus years after his first reporting assignment in early 1989, after President Barack Obama appointed his wife to be the US Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. He reported the overthrow of communism for Newsweek in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, and the outbreak of ethnic strife and war in Yugoslavia. He was based in Rome and Vienna and later ran the magazine's Prague satellite bureau for over a year.