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Máté Bartha

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Máté Bartha (b. 1987) is an artist based in Budapest who works in the fields of photography and documentary film. His most recent short documentary is titled Downstream (2019). He exhibits his photography works in solo and group exhibitions since 2011, in Hungary and abroad, and takes part in artist-in-residence programs (Ulm, New York), portfolio reviews (PLATTFORM Winterthur).

After receiving the National Scholarship of Hungary for photographers, he self-published his first book, titled Common Nature (2014). With his most recent photography project, Kontakt, he received the Robert Capa Grand Prize Hungary (2018), and the Louis Roederer Discovery Award in Arles (2019), divided with Laure Thibergien. The project Kontakt reports from military-themed summer camps for kids, observing our attitude towards strict discipline, weapons, and war, and raises questions about their place in our society.