András Zoltai (1990) is a freelance documentary photographer based in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated with a BSc in Marketing at Budapest Business University. After he studied Photojournalism at the academy of the National Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ).
His main aspiration as a photographer is to tell hidden stories of humanity by the power of his camera. He focuses on socially sensitive topics, and strongly believes that visual stories can change the world. He is also interested in contemporary and experimental issues.
He won artist scholarship of the Hungarian Cultural Fund in the previous two years and has been awarded with 1st prize on 37th Hungarian Press Photo Contest in 19'
He participated in the NIKON-NOOR Masterclass in Sofia, Bulgaria (mentored by Benedicte Kurzen, Kadir Von Lohuizen, and Nina Berman)
In 2020, András has been the winner of the first-ever held CARMENCITA GRANT in partnership with Kodak Professionnal Europe with his project photographed in Majuli. He is about to continue this story in 2021 by the support of Carmencita Film Lab and Kodak Alaris.
In the meantime, András works for various commercial and editoral projects, and he is also the official photographer of Studio NUR, a graphic design studio based in Budapest.