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Gábor Máté

Gábor Máté

I was born in 1968 in Gyòr, Hungary. My mother was a geography and biology teacher, my father was a static engineer. I started doing photography at around the age of 10. From the age of 14 I was focusing on visual experience and artistic image in my home lab in the bathroom. As a young adult, I won several local and Hungarian photo prizes. In the meantime, during the summer holidays, I worked at the local newspaper as a photo journalist. In 1987 I started studying photography at the Hungarian Academy of Crafts and Design. During my studies I joined the young photographer’s association and took part in exhibitions, and I started to work with architectural photography, too, while also working for different magazines by taking portraits and food photos. After graduating from the Academy I was working as a free-lance photographer and made editorial works for advertising agencies and magazines. From year 2000 I have received several invitations for keeping lectures about photography and for creating books and exhibitions in co-operation with other artists. Then I was invited to teach as a staff member at the Photography Department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Presently I am teaching photography, curating exhibitions and organizing events. In 2016 I was elected to be the head of the Photography Department. I also started to attend the Doctoral School, my main topic being the theme of attachment. I have done much research and presented exhibitions about special fields of human attachment, such as profession, religion and ethnical, national roots. I graduated from the Doctoral School in 2011. In the last years I have been focusing on the consequences of attachment related to modern families.


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