Title: Szabad május elseje. Budapest 1945
Designer(s): Róbert Byssz
Publisher(s): Magyar Kommunista Párt, Szociáldemokrata Párt és a Szabad Szakszervezetek közös kiadása, Budapest
Size:20,5 x 28,5 cm
Print: Felos Nyomdavezeto: Kralovetz Nàndor, Budapest, Hungary
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Hungary, 1945
Showing the Soviet-styled celebration of May Day, few weeks after the liberation of Hungary by the Soviet forces. Artistically this book employs many elements common to the great Soviet photo books of the 1930s and is possibly the first postwar expression of that vision. Róbert Byssz is credited with fashioning the book design and assembly of numerous images from Hungarian photojournalists and film stills. One of the most important photobooks of 20th century Hungary, and an important document of the time, published together by the Hungarian Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Free Trade Unions.