Barbara Galvács


My name is Barbara Galvács. I live and work from Amsterdam, the Netherlands; busy with several own projects as well as commissioned works.

I shot my first reel of film back in the '90s, using the family's Japanese camera back in a hilly countryside in Hungary, just halfway in between our two best wine regions. An incident between a speedboat and my canoe left the camera viewing the world from a watery perspective, but my love of photography lives on to this day.

During my Budapest phase I studied arts & culture, organisation, people management amongst others and graduated in economics. I got involved with creative event production and related business development. Here in the land of stunning lights, I followed my childhood dream and became a skilled photographer.

Based on my personal story I capture the dignity of people, through narrative photographs on their stories. I believe in the power of emotions, art, photography, storytelling, innovation, art therapy and intrinsic communication.

My work is currently represented by Refreshment Room Art Agency, Spui, Amsterdam and some of my works was presented at the Rotterdam Contemporary ART Fair 2017. My works are currently on show at Accenture Zuidas and VUmc by my initiation, curation and production. Last november I got chosen to be one of the 100 New Dutch Photography Talents of GUP 2017. My graduation from Fotoacademie was held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

I work with both analogue and digital, small- medium- and big-format cameras, at location and in studio. I keep on developing my knowledge and methods, my tools and equipments, my health and myself.