Please, mark the source of the downloaded photo in all cases on the following way: Fortepan / Donor's Name
Fortepan is a copyright-free and community-based photo archive with over 100,000 photographs available for anyone to browse and download in high-resolution, free of charge. The images are free to share with the appropriate credit given as FORTEPAN / NAME OF DONOR. Please do provide the full credit at all times as it is a tribute to the selfless contribution of the donor.
This website was launched in 2010 by Ákos Szepessy and Miklós Tamási and it initially contained photographs found randomly in the streets of Budapest.The archive has expanded since then through donations from families, amateur and professional photographers, along with public collections. The images on the website are selected by editors. The descriptions attached to the images are compiled and edited by volunteers, utilizing information contributed at the Fortepan Forum. We gladly offer to process your photographs and negatives as well, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortepan’s collaborators are: László Gál, Luca Jávor, László Lajtai, Pál Négyesi, Tamás Németh, András Pálfi, Zsolt Pálinkás, Gábor Péter, Dávid Sándor, Gyula Simon, Miklós Tamási, András Török, János Varga, János F. Varga
Fortepan's work is supported by Arcanum, Blinken OSA Archivum, Archive of Modern Conflict and Forum Hungaricum Nonprofit Kft. Administrative management is provided by Summa Artium Nonprofit Kft.
Dear Friends! You may have noticed that in the last half-year there were not any new photos on Fortepan. This is due to technical issues. The 10-year-old site is very outdated and it is no longer repairable. It was time for a brand new framework and a brand new site. Now we see clearly and we can happily announce that the new Fortepan will come at the end of February, 2020! It will have a brand-new look, new functions and it will be a lot more faster as well. Naturally we will published thousands of new photos once it is up and running!