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Since I decided to be a professional photographer, I always have been searching for human aspects behind exciting visual world. Taking pictures for example of little Hungarian villages or Turkish bath party I always have been searching for faces, eyes telling history, moments hiding heritage of generations, and was interested in reality reflecting from them. I’m interested in changes of social role of places, and people behind this process. The series, born in my mind, a picture – realized through human fate and stories. This picture may disappear soon, without any left. I was an employee of the Hungary’s most influential political daily newspaper, called Népszabadság, fulfilling the daily work which is often based on routine because of lack of time. Mostly the travel abroad gave me the possibility for more thoughtful work. Nowadays, I’m a freelance photographer. I excluded those things, what bothered me. I have time to do my own photo series.

Schools:
2008: Magnum Masterclass in London, England.
2008: Magnum workshop in Toronto, Canada
2004-2005: Bachelor of Arts: Film, Television and Camera
2000:„Masterclass. St. Petersburg, Russia, Soros Foundation
1992-1994: School of Photography

Work:
2008: Freelance Photographer and join to the Invision Images
2004- Népszabadság, Hungary’s most influential political daily newspaper, Photo section assistant
2002- 2004: Népszabadság Magazine, Photo editor
1998- Népszabadság daily newspaper, Photographer

Member:
2007 Member of the jury the National Competition of Hungarian Press Photographers.
2001- Member of the Hungarian Photographic Association
2000- Member of the presidency of the Association of Hungarian Journalist.
1998: Member of the Society of Hungarian Press Photographers.

Awards:
2009. Won the Jozsef Pecsi scholarship
2008. Won the Visegrad Artist Residency Programme scholarship
2007. National Geographic Award 1. Prize Daily Life single
National Competition of Hungarian Press Photographers
2009. Won the Hungarian Press Union award
2006. 3. Prize Contemporary issue
2006. 3. Prize Daily Life stories
2002. 3. Prize Portrait stories
2001. 1. Prize Spot News
2000. 1. Prize Arts and Entertainment stories
2000. 2. Prize Daily Life stories
1999. Photographer of the Year, Association of Hungarian Journalist
1999. 1. Prize Portrait single
1999. 1. Prize General News stories
1999. 2. Prize Spot News
1999. 3. Prize Sport News
1997. Photographer of the Year, Association of Hungarian Journalist
1997. 1. Prize Daily Life single
1996. 1. Prize People in News stories

Exhibitions :
2008. „Parallels” exhibition in Budapest
2008. Hungarian National Museum, Equal Chances Exhibition
2003. Millenaries Park, Budapest One Day Exhibition
2001. New Pest Galleria, Refugees Exhibition
2001. Art Hall. Photo saloon.
2000. Mai Manó House. Photographer of the year.
National Competition of Hungarian Press Photographers Exhibitions
’95, ’96, ’97, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’06

Gyula Sopronyi 's current location:
Budapest , Hungary

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