Barbara Galvács Narratives



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Photography fascinates me many ways: how stories work, how visual narratives, art and innovative designs form our vision on the world and on ourselves, our self image; how we all filter. I believe in the potential of photography and art projects advancing positive developments on society by the emotions and the discussions they generate.

It started with photographing with the Family's Japanese camera. I shot my first reel of film as a teenager back in the '90s back home in a hilly countryside of wine regions. Once at Tokaj, an old city on a side river of the Danube, the Tisza, an incident between a speedboat and my river canoe left the camera viewing the world from a watery perspective, but my love of photography kept on growing. During my cultural and economic studies I earned extras by translating for various Institutes. Upon interpreting internationally, I made analogue photographs of the streets and urban architecture of Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.

After some further jobs involving a lot of travelling, in 2007 I relocated to the Netherlands. Here in the land of stunning lights, I followed my childhood dream and became a skilled photographer and graduated at Fotoacademie Amsterdam. My final project was telling stories of feminine Dignity in the form of an extensive wall installation of fine art prints. Since then I have been developing my skills further in storytelling, videography, stop-motion and social media content making. Currently I make visual content materials of all kinds, for Hester van Eeghen Amsterdam, a globally famous Dutch Designer company.

Working with both analogue and digital, small- medium- and big-format technical cameras, at location and in studio. With softwares as CaptureOne and Adobe CC. Keeping on developing my knowledge and methods, my tools and equipments, through my story sensitive photography projects about Empowerment, Inclusion and Resilience under the paraplu topic of Dignity. These topics moving my core to the point where I am in the flow, that makes me organising related events, workshops, produce and curate group exhibitions offline and online.

Formerly I made successful photography, video, social media, exhibition projects amongst others for Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam, Vondel CS Avrotros, VUmc, Zsofia Marx Design, Amsterdam Engineering Bureau, Heineken & Accenture.