Katalin Száraz is a Hungarian fine art photographer, based in Paris. She is mainly specialized in portrait and fashion photography, besides the last years she put bigger emphasis on her own art projects.
Kata loves to experiment at the border areas of photography. Her works are thematically focused on memories, the issue of home through personal storytelling and the creation of fictional realities. Her approach encompasses creating cinematographic staged photography, working with archaic techniques, but building installations as well – depending what is the best tool to express herself, and what it takes to create the demanded atmosphere.
She had several solo shows in Hungary, and she took part in a lot of group exhibitions too. She was among the ten selected exhibitors for the ESSL ART AWARD chosen by an international jury at the Hungarian House of Photography. In 2014 and 2015 she has been studying at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, for five months. During her studies in Antwerp she has created her first self published photobook, and she had the opportunity to exhibit it in Vienna in 2015.
She has graduated at her master studies as a photographer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, and then she worked as the assistant of the German photographer, Peter Granser in Stuttgart. In february she has been exhibiting in the “HomeisNOWhere” group exhibition project London, in the Hungarian Cultural Center. This march she has been exhibiting in Gothenburg at the New Generation group exhibition, and she has been selected to the cooperation of VILTIN Gallery and Photon- Center of Contemporary Photography to take part in another group exhibition in framed by Budapest Photo Festival 2017.
2017 "Everywhere you look - Young Hungarian Photographers" Budapest, Hungary
2017 "New Generation" Eugén & William Gallery Gothenburg, Sweden
2017 „OFF Festival” Pisztory Palace Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 „HomeisNOWhere” Balassi Institute London London, United Kingdom
2015 „TEXT:BILD - Symbiose” Fotogalerie Wien Vienna, Austria
2013 „Capa Project” Capa Center Budapest, Hungary
2013 „ESSL ART AWARD 2013” The Hungarian House of Photographers Budapest, Hungary
2013 „Random:13” Design Terminal Budapest, Hungary
2013 „Gloomy Sunday” ArtBázis Budapest, Hungary
2012 „Islands” Ark Theater Budapest, Hungary
2012 „The first” The Hungarian House of Photographers Budapest, Hungary
2011 „Lomo/Film/Movie” Szatyor Bar and Gallery Budapest, Hungary
2011 „Pécsi Paraphrase” A38 Budapest, Hungary
2010 „International Photo Contest” Ágens Gallery Budapest, Hungary
2013 - 2015 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Photography, MA, Budapest,Hungary
2014 - 2015 Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Photography, Antwerp,Belgium
2010 - 2013 Budapest Metropolitan University, Photography, BA, Budapest,Hungary
2013 Behance Portfolio Review - „Best Portfolio Appreciation” Budapest, Hungary
2013 National Arts Student Conference, Photography, I. place Eger, Hungary
2013 The Studio of Young Photographers Budapest, Hungary
2013 Random Organization Budapest, Hungary
CLIENTS / PUBLICATIONS
Bleu Pourpre Films
Focus Trend System Fashion Advertising Agency
Imagine Creative Consulting Advertising and Marketing Communications Ltd.
Iris Brosch Photographer
Katta Aradi Fashion Designer
Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design
Nouvelle Vague band
Peter Granser Photographer
Phenomenon Online Magazin