Famous Photographers from Hungary

List of notable or famous photographers from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Hungary and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Hungary is included when available.

List people range from Robert Capa to Cornell Capa.

This historic photographers from Hungary list can help answer the questions "Who are some Hungarian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Hungary?" These prominent photographers of Hungary may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Hungarian photographers.

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  • Béla Kondor (Pestszentlőrinc, February 17, Budapest, 1931 – December 12, 1972) was a Hungarian painter, prose writer, poet, photographer, and avant-garde graphic artist.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1931-1972)
    • Age: 67
  • Cornell Capa (April 10, 1918 – May 23, 2008) was a Hungarian American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, photo curator, and the younger brother of photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa. Graduating from Imre Madách Gymnasium in Budapest, he initially intended to study medicine, but instead joined his brother in Paris to pursue photography. Cornell was an ambitious photo enthusiast who founded the International Center of Photography in New York in 1974 with help from Micha Bar-Am after a stint of working for both Life magazine and Magnum Photos.
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1918-2008)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • Dániel Halász

    Daniel Halasz (born as Halász Dániel in Hungary, 1981) is a photographer living and working in Budapest, known for his contemporary landscapes and conceptual work. Halasz grew up in Hungary and later lived in Belgium and the UK. After studying at the University of York and the London School of Economics, he was admitted to the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. He also spent a semester at the Glasgow School of Art in 2009. His most recent show was at the world-renowned Saatchi Gallery in London. He was the grand prize winner of the Google Photography Prize, where Halasz was chosen from 3600 entries from 82 countries around the world. Last year his group won the Epson Art ...more
    • Age: 42
  • Dániel Németh

    Dániel Németh (born 1975) is a Hungarian photographer who won in the Travel/Culture category of the National Geographic International Photography Contest 2006. The winning photo shows a Muslim woman with a scarf holding a child in Barcelona, Spain Feria de Abril. He was born in Budapest.
    • Age: 48
  • Károly Escher

    Károly Escher (21 October 1890 - 16 February 1966) was a Hungarian photographer. Escher was born in Szekszárd, in the Tolna region of Hungary. He worked as a cinematographer on news reels during the briefly lived Hungarian Soviet Republic. Later he worked for the newspaper Pesti Napló during the 1930s and 1940s. He died at age 75 in Budapest in 1966.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1890-1966)
    • Birthplace: Hungary