About me

I am an explorer, who is looking for new places, topics and new experiences, but not least new way to think. I often walk alone on my own way, trying to avoid a previously used path just because I strongly believe we need to experience more and more. Every time I fail, I learn and I start again my process. I go further and further until I reach something new and unexpected. I always wanted to know the answer to “how?” and “why?”. Now I am trying to answer these questions with my pictures. I am a very curious person, and as a photojournalist, I am eager to tell stories about any topics around the globe – environment, culture, and conflict in particular being my core interests. I see immense potential in narratives within the topics of endangered cultures in the ever-changing political landscape of the world, as well as in cultural phenomenon that gain sudden popularity. I believe that us humans need powerful visual stories in order to strengthen the connections between different cultures. I’m not a conceptual photographer, rather I am one who notices and reacts. I have a passion for establishing an immediate contact with my surroundings, which I then transform into visual stories in my journalistic works. My ability to serve as an observer helps me to perform in any situation at any time. I collect inspiration and topics for my projects through adventures such as traveling and mountaineering. The main focus for me is to offer current stories to news agencies from whichever region I am involved with and to keep the stories alive on the air.

My mission is to show a different side of our world to people who are not able to see it and answer their questions with my pictures.

My name is Tamás Sóki, I was born in 1993 in Pécs, Hungary. During my high school studies, I started to work as a photojournalist for Axel Springer Hungary after I got the chance to show my abilites at Hungarian News Agency as a regional photojournalist.  In 2015 I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Budapest, where I studied photography BA, after it, I attended to Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture where I’m completing my MA. I actually work as a freelance photojournalist and as an applied photographer to create unique materials for my customers.

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Tamas Soki

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I am going to take tomorrow — Imogen Cunningham

Selected clients:

  • Prezi
  • LogMeIn
  • TriGranit Management Corporation
  • Nivea
  • Rawlabs Kft.
  • Veolia Environnement
  • IT Factory
  • Axiál Kft.
  • Schneider Autóház
  • Bortársaság
  • Ringier Axel Springer HU
  • Mediaworks Hungary
  • Park Inn Hotel Budapest by Radisson
  • Five Stars Hungarian Travel Agency
  • Dürer Kert
  • Főtér Pécs
  • Teleky Catering & Event
  • I love Balaton
  • Új Nemzedék Központ (New Generation Center)
  • Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
  • Pécsi Sport Nonprofit Zrt.
  • Oxygen Wellness
  • Agence France-Presse
  • European Pressphoto Agency
  • Getty Images
  • Alamy
  • Associated Press
  • Capa Contemporary Photography Centre
  • Magnum Photos
  • Hungarian News Agency
  • Index.hu
  • Szabadföld newspaper
  • XXI. Század kiadó

Published in:

  • The New York Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Washington Post
  • The Economist
  • The Telegraph
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Zeit
  • Das Magazin
  • The Irish Times
  • Associated Press: World in Review
  • Index.hu
  • Hvg
  • Origo
  • Vs.hu
  • Szabadföld
  • Vasárnapi hírek
  • Új Dunántúli Napló
  • Made in Pécs
  • Photos of the Year 2015
  • Photos of the Year 2016
  • Fotos für die Pressefreiheit 2016

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 News Agencies World Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan

2016 Photos of the Year, Budapest, Hungary

2017 Stress position, Budapest, Hungary