Imagine from the Series Y
My series is called Y. That’s the penultimate letter of the Latin alphabet, but it’s also the ancient symbol for a crossroads. The characters in my staged photographs also find themselves at a crossroads. This decisive moment of crisis is close to the catharsis we know from the theatre. But we could also call it an epiphany or a moment of awareness.
The series Y analyzes this highly publicized “crisis,” and the analysis is done in the context of the individual, society and the Zeitgeist, because I believe that our era’s crisis cannot be reduced to its economic dimension. It’s much more complex. The visual expression of this opinion can be more effective than verbal arguments, which can be taken as demagogic.
The images evoke utopian science fiction stories. This similarity is reinforced by the use of staging and surreal situations. However, this is all done naturally. Nothing is manipulated digitally or otherwise. It’s important to me that each event be real and in an existing space, because these are performances specifically created to be perpetuated in an image.
I combine documentary photography with surrealism and staging. This method allows me to express things beyond classic documentary photography because they are found in the depths of the human unconscious.
I was born on October 12th, 1977. in Komárom, Hungary. After high-school, I went to Muosz Bálint György Journalist School in 1996-1997, majoring in photojournalism. Upon graduation, I worked as a photojournalist for 3 years. Later my attention was drawn in the direction of middle format, so I started to work with studio techniques, using 6X6 and 6X7 formats. I made portraits, advertisements and fashion for magazines. I was the Secretary of the Studio of Young Photographers (a section of the Association of Hungarian Photographers) 2007 to 2009. I was the artistic director of the Cultiris – cultural photo agency and gallery 2009 to 2011. I’m initiator and an organizer the Fotoporta portfolio reviews and Fotófalu (Photowillage) foundation and summer school.
Currently, I’m freelance. I live and work in Budapest.
Gabor Kasza: Imagine from the Series Y
From January 25th to February 28th, 2013
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