I am Barbara Galvacs (1976). I was raised in the Hungarian hilly countryside, just halfway in between the best white wine and red wine regions of the land: Tokaj and Eger. It is almost a decade ago that I relocated to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where rays of light penetrate the clouds above the wide landscape. I left behind a culture of strong bonds between family and friends and the green wilderness, where I shot my first reel of film back in the ’90s, using the family’s Japanese camera. An incident between a speedboat and my canoe left the camera viewing the world from a watery perspective, but my love of photography lives on to this day.
I followed my childhood dream to become a professional photographer. Based on my personal story I connect to others and I capture their dignity through narrative photographs of their feelings and stories. I work with both analogue and digital, medium and big format cameras, at location and in studio.
I believe in the impact of photography, storytelling and mixed media expositions on advancement of social changes. Raising awareness of the importance of dignity is my main goal. There are other themes close to my heart that photography could highlight, amongst others inclusion/ hybridity.