Szabolcs Barakonyi / „To Do”

Stara Galeria ZPAF

Barakonyi spent two summers working on this series, and had no fewer objectives than to show how noisy can a hard-working day be around the cottage. We see working homeowners, men cutting trees, watering the fields, painting, drilling and sawing.  Even that their work is useful for them the earsplitting sound of the lawnmower is all but nerve racking for everyone else around. He examines the phenomena of „Restless Man” in this series, unfold the type of man incapable of relaxing.(

Since 2001 he has been a member of the Young Photo Artists’ Studio in Hungary. Between 2003 and 2006 he was the recipient of a Pécsi József scholarship. In 2006 he won the Lucien Hervé and Rodolf Hervé Grant. In 2007 he was presented with the Photo Folio Gallery & Review Laureate at the Rencontres d’Arles, and in 2011 he was awarded the Hungarian National Cultural Fund André Kertész Grant. He has exhibited his photos in several cities around the world, at photo festivals art fairs and in museums. These included the Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse (2008), France and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (2010).

He has been featured at the Month of Photography in Lodz (2009), Krakow (2006) and Paris (2006, 2008), he has also participated in the 7th Photobiennale in Poznan (2011), Poland, 10th Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania (2013) and PHotoEspaña (2014).

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