Tamas(b. 1978, lives in Budapest) is a fine art documentary photographer working on long-term projects focusing on the margins of society in Hungary, Romania and in other parts of Eastern Europe. His photographs have been published in TIME, The New York Times, National Geographic, GEO, Le Monde Magazine, The Sunday Times, PDN, Ojo de Pez, HotShoe Magazine, The British Journal of Photography and many others.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014  Helsinki Photography Biennial, Helsinki, Finland
2013  Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2013  Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, United States
2012  BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2012  Varfok Gallery, Project Room, Budapest, Hungary
2011  Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, United States
2011  New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, United States
2011  Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2011  Biennale Mediations, Poznan, Poland
2011  Half King Gallery, New York, United States
2011  Chobi Mela VI, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011  Hungarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011  Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2009  Foto Art Festival, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2006  Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013  Paris Photo – Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2013  Athens Photo Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece
2013  Expo Chicago – Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago
2013  Paris Photo Los Angeles – Robert Koch Gallery, Los Angeles
2013  TraNshformation, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2013  Hungarian Art Photography in the New Millennium, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2012  UNM Art Museum – Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece, Albuquerque, United States
2012  Inside/Outside, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2012  PhotoIreland Festival, Magazines on the Wall, Dublin, Ireland
2012  Paris Photo – Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2012  Photoville, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City
2012  Expo Chicago – Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago
2012  Kunsthaus Hamburg, JCE 10, Hamburg, Germany
2012  AIPAD New York – Robert Koch Gallery, New York City
2012  What is Hungarian? – Contemporary Answers, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2012  BeLa Editions, JCE Grand Prize, Brussels, Belgium
2012  Tower Museum, Foto Foyle, Derry City, United Kingdom
2011  Paris Photo – Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2011  The Terry O’Neill Tag Awards, HotShoe Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011  Biennale Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, Paris, France
2011  Belfast Photo Festival, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
2011  Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
2011  Young Contemporary Statements, Pecs, Hungary
2011  Budapest Positive, House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
2010  New York Photo Festival, powerHouse Arena, New York City
2010  East Side Story – Chroniques d’Europe centrale, HSBC, Paris, France
2010  Foto8 Summer Show, HOST Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010  Live Sync. – Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
2010  Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
2010  Present Continuous, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia
2009  ArtDepoo Gallery, Tallin, Estonia
2009  TR54, Tampere, Finland
2009  Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China
2009  Present Continuous, Fotofo, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008  Caja de Luz, Barcelona, Spain
2006  World Press Photo 2006
2006  Risk, FOAM  Photo Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006  Budapest Feeling, Krakow Photo Month, Krakow, Poland
2005  Hungary Today – Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS

British Journal of Photography, cover, portfolio, review by Colin Pantall, London, United Kingdom, February 2014
BLINK magazine, published by ARam KIM, Seoul, South Korea, February 2014
WIRED, Raw File, text by Doug Bierend, San Francisco, United States, January 2014
20 Minutos, Interview by Ánxel Grove, Barcelona, Spain, January 2014
Our Age is Thirteen, text by Carole Coen, Paris, France, January 2014
LensCulture, curated and edited by Jim Casper, Paris, France, January 2014
The Georgia Review, cover and portfolio, review by Jenny Gropp Hess, Athens, GA, United States, December 2013
TurnOnArt, Ivorypress, interview by Ignacio Evangelista, Madrid, Spain, December 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, review by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco, United States, November 2013
American Photography 29, book cover and feature, New York, United States, November 2013
TIME Magazine LightBox, text by Andrew Katz, New York, United States, October 2013
SF Weekly, review by Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco, United States, October 2013
San Francisco Examiner, review by Lauren Gallagher, San Francisco, United States, October 2013
The Fox is Black, text by Philip Kennedy, Los Angeles, California, October 2013
L1ghtb1tes, interview by Gyorgy Laszlo, London, United Kingdom, October 2013
MutantSpace, text by Moray Mair, Cork City, Ireland, October 2013
Business Insider, review by Harrison Jacobs, New York, United States, October 2013
Internazionale, Rome, Italy, October 2013
GUP Magazine, text by Katherine Oktober Matthews, Amsterdam, Holland, September 2013
Notes on the Road, text by Karen Lo, New York, United States, September 2013
Wall Street International, September 2013
Hungarian Art Photography in the New Millenium, book, Budapest, Hungary, July 2013
Time Machine Magazine, Sydney, Australia, May 2013
PDN, Photo of the Day, New York, United States, March 2013
Gente di Fotografia, review by Franco Carlisi, Rome, Italy, January 2013
Prix Pictet book, Power, teNeues, London, United Kingdom, November 2012
Mozgó Világ, review by Emese Kürti, Budapest, Hungary, November 2012
PDN, The Curator, New York, United States, July 2012
The New York Times, The 6th Floor, text by Gail Bichler, New York, United States, May 2012
Daylight Magazine, interview by Kate Levy, New York, United States, March 2012
Flash Art Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, February 2012
LFI, Leica Magazine, Berlin, Germany, February 2012
Reporter ohne Grenzen yearbook, photo editor: Barbara Stauss, Berlin, Germany, February 2012
Burn Magazine, United States, December 2011
Art Bay Area, review by Cherie Louise Turner, San Francisco, United States, October 2011
Visual Art Source, review by Chérie Louise Turner, San Francisco, United States, October 2011
The Wall Street Journal, text by Rebecca Horne, New York, United States, July 2011
HotShoe Magazine, text by Bill Kouwenhoven, London, United Kingdom, June 2011
Revizor, review by Eva Ibos, Budapest, Hungary, June 2011
TIME Magazine LightBox, text by Deirdre van Dyk, photo editor: Alexander Ho, New York, United States, April, 2011
Ojo de Pez, photo editor: Tina Ahrens, Madrid, Spain, November 2006
PDN Photo Annual, New York, United States, September 2006

SELECTED AWARDS

2013  American Photography 29
2013  Nominated for the Prix Pictet
2012  Nominated for the Prix Pictet
2012  Finalist for the 2012 Leica Oskar Barnack Award
2012  Photolucida Top 50 and Solo Exhibition Award
2012  Photo Essay winner, PDN’s The Curator
2011  Project Competition winner, 16th Annual Center Awards, Santa Fe, United States
2011  Project Prize winner, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards
2011  Grand Prize, Biennale Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, Paris, France
2011  Terry O’Neill Award, finalist
2006  PDN Photo Annual
2006  World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass
2006  World Press Photo, Daily Life stories II.prize        
2006  Pictures of the Year Competition (POYi), Magazine Photographer of the Year
2006  Best Of Photojournalism (NPPA)
2006  Photographer of the Year, Hungary
2005  W.Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, finalist
2005  Photographer of the Year, Hungary
2004  Photography Grant of Budapest