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 in 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 gains 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 travelling 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 abilities 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.

Tamas Soki

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

They talked about me:

Awards:

Youth Press Prize – 2016

Selected clients:

  • 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

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Selected Exhibitions:

2016 News Agencies World Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan

2016 Photos of the Year, Budapest, Hungary

2017 Stress position, Budapest, Hungary

2017 Advent Photo Fair, Budapest, Hungary

2018 MOME Diploma, Budapest, Hungary

2018 18. UNFAKE Arc Billboard Exhibition, Budapest Hungary

2018. Art Market Budapest, Hungary