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David Sopronyi – Biography

David Sopronyi is a Hungarian-born documentary photographer now living in London. David began photographing professionally in 2000 and he soon landed a job at a leading professional photolab in Budapest. For years he split his time between self-driven documentary projects and his work at the lab, where he was heading up the department of colour printing. From 2005-2007 he pursued Multimedia Studies in Hungary, then moved to the UK in 2009. He graduated with a first class BA Hons degree in Photography from Middlesex University London in 2012 and started working as a freelance photographer.

In his long-term personal projects David focuses on the relationship between the built-up environment and mankind, or works on stories picturing a person’s everyday life in depth. His latest project the “West Way” has been widely recognised: it is amongst the UK winners of Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award 2013, it won the 3rd prize at the International Street Photography Awards in 2013 and received the Sunday Times Magazine’s Spectrum Emerging Talent Award and the D&AD Best New Blood Award in 2012. David’s trademark is his sensitivity for detail that allows him to picture his subjects  - no matter how mundane they might be - in an elegant and surprising way.

2014, Onward Compé '14: Juror's Awards Winner (for the series "West Way")
2013, Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward - Emerging Photographer, UK Winner (for the series "West Way")
2013, International Street Photography Awards, 3rd Prize (for the series "West Way"), pictures and interview here
2013, IPA (int'l photography awards): Honorable Mention in categories: Architecture: Bridges, Architecture: Cityscapes and Deeper Perspective
2012, D&AD Best New Blood Award (for the series "West Way")
2012, The Sunday Times Magazine:  Spectrum Emerging Talent (for the series "West Way")
2011, Winner at PDN Annual in Student Work category (for the series "Father Paul")
2010, Winner at PDN Annual in Student Work category (for the series "Olympics")

Group Exhibitions
Onward Compé '14, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, US: March 1 -April 27, 2014
Magenta Foundation | Flash Forward 2013: Photofusion, London: 28 October – 9 November 2013
2013 International Street Photography Awards Exhibition: ICN Space, London: 18-27 April 2013
D&AD Best New Blood Exhibition, London: 26-28 June 2012
Underground Gallery, London: 13 June – 2 July 2012
MDX Degree Show: Old Truman brewery, London: 8-11 June 2012

Online publications
in a clearing

RoughSide Magazine
On A White Wall

ARCHIVOzine Summer Issue No. 5 and Archivo Portfolio'13
It's Nice That
Urban Times

Art Photo Index