Hegedűs Ákos/morpho

morpho portré

was born on 7th June 1972 in Budapest. After his school leaving exams he studied photography at several places spending his practical at a political news magazine titled Köztársaság (Republic). In December 1993 he started working for the photo section of Kurír (daily newspaper). He was concerned with concert photography from the beginning of the 90′s. He documented the events of Sziget (Island) festival in Budapest from 1993. In 2000 the album titled Island generation 1993-1999 was published. Around the turn of the millennium he took part in such stars’ concerts as a photographer like the Rolling Stones, U2, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Santana, Metallica or Robbie Williams. Those concert photos were published in 2004 in his album titled It’s only the music now. In 1994 as the only Hungarian photographer he was present at the 25th jubilee concert of Woodstock 1969 in the United States of America. After the millennium several star bands from Jethro Tull to R.E.M. applied him as the official tour photographer. From 1999 he was one of the first ones to use a digital camera in Hungarian press photography. In the new millennium he was working as a photographer and an editor of online projects, daily papers, weekly and monthly magazines and his photographic interest arose towards social problems, the environment and climate change. He was an illustrator of dozens of books. In 2009 his album titled Alone was published, which deals with today’s worldwide social problems: neglect, loneliness and diminishing human relationships. In 2014 his collection of portraits was published with the title of Face Memories showing stars visiting Budapest in the 90′s. In the same year another book of his was made with the title of Duologues which can be regarded as the next sequence of Alone (published in 2009). It is about human relationships and friendship. In 2017 his pictures were shortlisted for Syngenta Photography Award titled Grow/Conserve, the world tour exhibition of which could be seen in several cities around the world. The first exhibition of the world tour was opened in Somerset House, London in March 2017. He published his next book titled Part Three in 2019 as a closure to examining human relationships in his Trilogy called Morphogenesis. Member of British Journal of Photography since 2018.

His Main Prizes:
1996 Hungarian Press Photo: Category of News, First Prize – Budapest
2017 Syngenta Photo Award: Grow and Conserve, Honorable Mention – London

International Photography Award (IPA)– Los Angeles:
2020 Photo Essay, Honorable Mention
2021 Oneshot / Our Times – Pandemic Perspectives Honorable Mention
2021 Still in Motion / Video, Fine Art, Honorable Mention
2022 Official Selection: Oneshot / Colors
2022 Official Selection: Nature-Trees

2021 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA): Nature-Seasons, Below Zero, Silver Winner  – Tokyo

Island generation 2000
It’s only the music now 2004
Larger Than Life 2012
Face Memories 2014

Morphogenesis Trilogy:
Alone 2009
Duologues 2014
Part Three 2019

His Main Ongoing Projects:
Truth – Milan’s World
Climate Change
The Private Life of Badacsony
Inferno by Dante 2021