Tamás Dobos


The main concept of my work is to portray the various layers of time, all at once through characters who do not bear typical characteristics of any era, representing timelessness. With the help of the glass negative technique, I have the chance to create the illusion of the past, however, if the viewer takes a closer look, they may feel confusion, as they can experience the presence of present and future as well. In this universe, time does not have a linear structure or flows like a river, but it is ever-present. This method of treating time gives space for the imagination, the recipient can go in quest of individual perceptions, and beliefs as I did when I started to seek my creative voice. In my world, photography serves as a medium for processing past events, traumas, and answering ontological questions such as, what if we are not located at a single time. As a complementary technique, mirroring helps to deepen these images coming up to the surface from my subconscious. Consequently, one of my main motifs is twins who are not only unique as biological phenomena but can serve as manifestations of transcendence. During the rework phase, I leave room for accidentality as I do not intend to make strong statements, but involve the viewer and invite them for joint thinking.



2010-           MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, DLA

2013             Köln International School of Design    

2002-2007   SUniversity of Theatre and Film Arts  – Cinematographer

1992 -1994   Budapesti Szolgáltató- és Kézművesipari Szakképző Iskola – Photography

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2020                      - FAUR ZSOFI Art GALLERY

2018-2019             - BLITZ Art GALLERY

2017-                     - Szebeni Mühely (Member of Photographer association)

2016    -2017         - NEXT ART GALLERY, U Exhibition, Budapest

2015                      - ART MARKET BUDAPEST - Art Photo Section,

                              - NEXT ART GALLERY, M Exhibition                                

2014                      - SCOPE MIAMI Beach Art Show, Miami, USA    

                              - HAUNTED LOUNGE, NextArt Gallery, Berlin, Budapest, London

2013                      - NEXT ART GALERIA, The big book with Geza Szöllösi

                              - ATELIERS Pro Arts Gallery (A.P.A.), Budapest

                              - BRAFA,  Brussels Antiquies and Fine Arts Fair, Brusseles

                              - DANCING DARKNESS, Galerie  der Patton Stiftung, Germany Saarbrücken

                              - ART MARKET,  Budapest

2012                      - ORGANS AND EXTASY, Central Slovakian  Gallery

                              - ERDÉSZ GALLERY,  Szentendre

                              - FIVE YEARS AHEAD, SynagogueGallery, Eger                                            

                              - ART MARKET,  Budapest

2011                      - MUNKÁCSI’S MOVEMENT, LUDWIG Contemporary Art Museum                                

2010                      - SECESSION In FASHION,  Műcsarnok, Budapest

                              - MASKED, G13 Gallery,  Budapest

                              - AWOMAN DYED WITH LIGHT, G13 Galéria,  Budapest

                              - INSTITUT HONGRIES – Balassi Institute, Paris

                              - HUNGARIAN CULTURAL CENTER of LONDON, London

                              - WORLD PRESS PHOTO, Hungarian National Gallery,  Budapest

2009                      - PHOTO BIENNALE, Dunaújváros

2008                      - UNISEX- Exhibition,  Republic Group Gallery, Budapest

2004-2007            - Hungarian Film Review- Exhibition, Budapest

Selected Filmography

                              - Natural Light (dir. Dénes Nagy) feature film, 2019

                              - Willow  (dir. Milcho Manchevski) feature film, 2018 Rome Film Festival

                              - Genesis (dir.: Árpád Bogdán) feature film, 2017 Berlinale, 2017

Awards, accomplishments

                              Zsigmond Vilmos International Cinematographer Festival - Best cinematographer prize

                              Valencia International Film Festival - Cinema Jove on FilmFestivalLife 2018 

                               Best Feature Film prize

                               Best cinematographer prize

                              - For Ever (dir. György Pálfi) feature film, 2018

                              - Strong chin (dir.: Gergő Nagy V.) short fiction, 2018

                              - Jupiter’s Moon (dir.: Kornél Mundruczó) - feature film, 129’, 2017 - Second Unit DoP

                              - Bureau (dir.: Viktor Oszkár Nagy) TV film, 52’, 2015, Biarritz, Best script

                              - Letter to God (dir.: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky) - short fiction, 29’, 2014

                                Festival de Cannes- Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) 2015

                                HSC- Hungarian Society of Cinematographers' Award 2014 // BEST SHORT FILM

                                        -Best cinematographer prize

                                NYSFF - New York International Short Film Festival 2015 // GRAND PRIZE

                                        In Treatment 2  - HBO TV series, 2014

                              HSC-Best Tv series film Cinematographer ( In Treatment) - Golden Eye         Cinematographer Festival

                                        Soft Rain (dir.: Dénes Nagy)  – short fiction, 28’, 2013

                              45th Quinzaine des Realisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight), Cannes 2013 - Official    Selection

                              26th Premiers Plans European Film Festival, Angers, France, 2014 - in Competition Grand Prix

                              Hungarian Filmcritic Award 2014 - Best Short Film

                              21st Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal    2013 - in Competition Best Fiction Film Prize

                              43rd Alcine European Short Film Festival Madrid, Spain 2013 - in Competition Second Prize "Alcine"

                              13th C'est Trop Court European Short Film Festival, Nice, France 2013 - in  Competition // Grand Prix

                              Another Hungary- The Life of a Village (dir. Dénes Nagy)-documentary, 2013  43rd International Film Festival, Rotterdam, 2014

                              11th Zagreb Dox International Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015 in regional competition

                              - Nibelung Residency (dir.: Kornél Mundruczó) – feature film DoP, 100’, 2009

                              - Father’s Acre (dir.: Viktor Oszkár Nagy) – feature film DoP, 85’, 2009

                              Hungarian Film Week 2009 - Gene Moskowitz-prize / Foreign Critics Prize

                              Best Cinematographer in 2010 - Film Critics Prize

                              Best Feature Film Cinematographer in Hungary 2009 – Golden Eye Cinematographer   Festival