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ABOUT

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.

 

CV

EXHIBITIONS

(selected)

2017 "Everywhere you look - Young Hungarian Photographers"                                                         Budapest,  Hungary

2017 "New Generation"  Eugén & William Gallery                                                                                 Gothenburg, Sweden          

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

EDUCATION

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

AWARDS

2013 Behance Portfolio Review - „Best Portfolio Appreciation”                                                        Budapest, Hungary

2013 National Arts Student Conference, Photography, I. place                                                        Eger, Hungary

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012 Fotóművészet 2012/1. LV. year „The first half” Rita Somosi

2013 Fotóművészet 2013/3. LVI. year „Inner view photographic positio ns at ESSL AWARD exhibition” Gábor Ébli

MEMBERSHIPS

2013 The Studio of Young Photographers                                                                                     Budapest, Hungary

2013 Random Organization                                                                                                             Budapest, Hungary

 

CLIENTS 

Abracadabra band

Bleu Pourpre Films

Budapest Bár

Dentikrek Ltd.

Focus Trend System Fashion Advertising Agency

Frenk

Imagine Creative Consulting Advertising and Marketing Communications Ltd. 

Iris Brosch Photographer

Katta Aradi Fashion Designer

Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design

Mélanie Pain

Nadeah

Nouvelle Vague band

Peter Granser Photographer

Phenomenon Online Magazin

The Headdresser

Tresorit