Mea Barath 
Visual Storyteller

Award winner 2021

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About Lőrincz Szamaras

International award-winning photo essay

1st place, IPA - International Photography Awards People, Lifestyle category

My series about Lőrincz Szamaras won the 1st place in the category of BIFA - Budapest International Foto Awards Representation of People.

To meet with Lőrincz Szamaras was an important and very special experience for me. I spent four days with him, and these days gave me an insight into his everyday life. Lőrincz had known since he was a child that he wanted to work with animals, especially with horses. He lives alone, with his animals, far from noisy cities. Forests, fields, trees and flowers are his home.

The series took place in Hungary, in the Photo Village, after several days of intensive work. I am grateful to the organizers and my family for the opportunity to dedicate a full week to this work. Thank you for the inspiring help of Róbert László Bácsi and Ádám Urbán! And thank you for Lőrincz's enthusiastic cooperation and friendship!

The winning series can be viewed on the IPA website and the BIFA website.