According to his website, photographer Tamas Dezso was born in 1978, and is based in Budapest. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has 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.
His long-term projects focus on the margins of society in Hungary, Romania and other parts of Eastern Europe. His upcoming exhibition at the Photographer’s Gallery in London (this mid-April) named Notes for an Epilogue and Here, Anywhere , depict a time of transition in rural Romania and across Hungary following the fall of Comunism in the late 1980s. The project imbues a gloomy atmosphere, comprising images of a society that in its run for becoming more modern and western has abandoned its factories and in effect led to the formation of a society at the outskirts that is no longer part of the economy. According to the thephotographersgallery.org.uk ”With these series Dezso is not offering portraits of a nation but rather a careful examination of the decaying ruins of the Soviet era, their effects on villages, communities and individuals and the slow disappearance of centuries-old traditions. ”
Tamas Dezso has twice been awarded the Hungarian Press Photo’s Photographer of the Year (2005 and 2006), and has received awards from organizations such as World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and PDN. His photographs have appeared in TIME magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, GEO, Le Monde magazine, and many others. Dezso has been nominated for the 2012 Prix Pictet.
The exhibition is scheduled to open on the 17th of April and will run until the 13th of June this year.
Images courtesy of tamas-dezso.com