Zsolt Balázs, 24th November 1979, Budapest, Hungary

Current: Budapest, Hungary, Available for Assignments

He completed the Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in 2018, and received his master diploma in creative photography at Szellemkép Szabadiskola. Completed also the online course of Magnum Photos / Alec Soth - Photographic Storytelling and the NOOR Images - Visualising Climate Crisis workshop and mentor program.
In 2019 and 2020 he received a grant from the National Cultural Fund of Hungary to support completing his project ‘The Leftovers of Eden’.

As an independent photographer his most important angle is that of humanity and objectivity.
Several years he has been working on exploring the effects of global climate change in the Great Plain (Hungary) on the environment and he focuses on individuals who are already suffering from the consequences or are threatened in their existence.

Member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers since 2019 and Member of the Association of Hungarian Journalists (independent) since 2022.

Awards / Grants

2024 42nd Hungarian Press Photo - Awarded, Budapest150 series

2023 National Cultural Fund scholarship III.

2023 WWF Hungary - Grand Prize

2023 41st Hungarian Press Photo - 1st in Science and Nature series

2023 Helsinki Photo Festival - "Courage" Finalist

2023 12th Slovak Press Photo Winner, Nature & Environment series category

2022 11th Slovak Press Photo Nominee, Finalist

2020 National Cultural Fund scholarship II.
2019 Helsinki Photo Festival - Finalist

2019 National Cultural Fund scholarship I.


Solo Shows

2023 Planet Expo 2023 - exhibition

2023 Agroecology Europe Forum 2023 exhibition, “Converging movements for resilient food systems”

2023 Photon Gallery

2022 Rotterdam Photo Festival 2022 - The Human Blueprint, Rotterdam


Group Shows

2023 Visualising a Climate Crisis, group exhibition, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

2023 41th Hungarian Press Photo, Capa Center, Budapest

2023 Visualising a Climate Change, NOOR & Slovak Press Photo mentorship program & group exhibition, Bratislava

2023 FotoKozma 2023, group exhibition, Csákvár

2023 12th Slovak Press Photo group exhibition, Bratislava

2022 11th Slovak Press Photo group exhibition, Bratislava

2021 Picture of lights - National PhotoSalon,  Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest

2020 Modem: Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre - Deep Flows, Debrecen

2019 Budapest Photo Festival at Kiscelli Museum, Budapest