Attila Szilágyi | nature photographer
She is the leading figure of the society of Hungarian photography, with a Prima Primissima Award (2008), a Kossuth Award (2017) and the honorary president of National Association of the Hungarian Journalists. She started her career at the Hungarian Photo -later called MTI (Hungarian News Agency)- as a reporter in 1952, then from 1976 she was the picture editor and photo reporter of Új Tükör (New Mirror). Until her withdrawal she was the establishing manager Europress Photo Agency. As a photographer and also an editor she is a significant artist and former of Hungarian photography of the past seventy years. She has participated and still works in national and international jury panels and relevant professional institutions. Her recent great scale individual exhibition: Life/Still (Kunsthalle, Budapest, 2019) and the connecting publication Life/Still (Hamu és Gyémánt, 2019). Her artworks are in trust of national and international collections. I was curious about everything, but the focus of my attention turned to birds. I have spent plenty of time in that area where I have seen so many unforgettable phenomena of nature which made me realize that I wanted not just to watch but also to actively protect the wonders of nature. As a foundation member of the Hortobágy Environmental Protection Association and ranger of the Hortobágy National Park Directorate I am working on repaying the gift which I got from this wonderful area.