Máté Bartha (1987), based in Budapest, HUNGARY 
is a photographer and documentary movie director.
+36 30 525 63 27
Máté Bartha (1987), is a Budapest-based photographer and documentary filmmaker. He graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Visual Communication, majoring in Photography, and in 2016 from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, majoring in Documentary Filmmaking. In his still and moving image works, he explores the boundaries of documentarism, the borderline between the real and the fictitious, questioning the recognizability of reality and the systematizability of knowledge. 
In 2014, he published his first book of photographs, Common Nature, through the Pécsi József Photography Scholarship. His series Kontact was awarded the Capa Grand Prize in 2018 and the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles International Photo Festival in 2019. His diploma documentary film Downstream was awarded the Best Student and First Film at the 16th Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest in 2019. He has participated in several international group exhibitions and festivals, such as the Polish FOTOFESTIWAL, the Chinese JIMEI X ARLES, the German RAY Photography Triennial. He participated in residencies in Ulm, Paris, Kaunas, Athens and Berlin. He is represented by TOBE Gallery in Budapest.
Represented by TOBE Gallery
1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 36. HUNGARY
+36 20 4840490

2023- DLA studies, Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest
2016-2018 Unversity of Drama and Film (SZFE) Budapest, directing documentaries MA
2006-2011 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest, photography MA

2020 - MADOKE 
2019 - Futures Photography Talent
2013 - Studio of Young Artists' Association (FKSE), Hungary

Awards, scholarships
2024 - Les Boutographies Montpellier - Jury Prize: Anima Mundi
2024 - PHMuseum Grant - Main Prize, Honourable Mention: Anima Mundi
2023 - Budapest Fotográfiai Ösztöndíj
2022 - Artis-in-residence at the Cité Des Arts, Paris, by Budapest Gallery
2022 - "H" The Notion of Humanity, Kaunas Gallery, invited participant
2022 - Art Photo Mode - One Year Programme, scholarship
2020 - 2022 József Pécsi, Hungarian National Photography Scholarship
2019 - Diploma for Promising Debut with DOWNSTREAM at 27th MINSK IFF LISTAPAD
2019 - Best Student and First film at VERZIÓ 16 with DOWNSTREAM
2019 - Fotofestiwal Open Call finalist with KONTAKT
2019 - Louis Roederer Discovery Award, Rencontres D'Arles with KONTAKT
2019 - PHMuseum 2019 Photography Grant Honorable Mention with KONTAKT
2018 - Capa Grand Prize with KONTAKT
2018 - "Bajnok" / "Champion" - Special mention / Shorts / BIDF 2018, Hungary
2017 - Capa Photography Fellowship awardee, Capa Center, Hungary
2014 - Fieldwork in New York, FFS, Hungarian Initiatives Foundation
2014 - Participant of PLAT(T)FORM 2014, Winterthur, Switzerland
2013-2014 - József Pécsi, Hungarian National Photography Scholarship
2013 - Fotóporta portfolio review, 3rd place
2012 - Fotóporta portfolio review, special mention
2012 - Artist in resicence in Ulm, Germany, Visual Kontakt
2023 - OCD: Ordinary Catastrophic Day - dance movie (‘7)
2022 - The Disposable Man - dance movie ('3)
2022 - Apophenia - experimental short film ('3)
2022 - Apfelbaum - book movie ('14)
2022 - Faces of Margit Slachta - online mini docu-series (6 x '4)
2022 - Uglimán - experimental film ('45)
2022 - Seekers - short documentary ('32)
2020 - Danube, Against the Flow - docu-series for TV (8 x '48)
2019 - Downstream - short documentary (36')
2017 - Champion - short documentary (19')
2017 - Closer to communities - documentary ('33)


- Anima Mundi in group exhibition: Les Boutographies, Montpellier
- Anima Mundi solo exhibition, International Meetings of Photography, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Balabanov House
- Anima Mundi solo exhibition, Liszt Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria
- Anima Mundi - screened at Croiserie, Arles, France
- Anima Mundi - screened at Papeteries Etienne, Arles, France
- Like You, Like Me  - group exhibition, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest

- Anima Mundi - solo exhibition, TOBE Gallery, Budapest
- Group exhibition at CineEast Film Festival, Luxembourg

- "CURE" Group exhibition at Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
- Group exbition at "Ideologies", RAY Photography Triennale, Frankfurt, Germany
- Solo exhibition at TOBE Gallery, Budapest
- Group exhibition at FOTOFESTIWAL, Lódz, Poland
- Group exhibition at JIMEI X ARLES 2019, Jimei, China
- "Louis Roederer Discovery Award" exhibition of the shortlisted artists, Rencontres D'Arles, 2019
- "Light" Group exhibition, TOBE Gallery, Budapest

- Thirtythree, Group exhibition, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
- Hello from the other side, Group Exhibition, Valyo kikötő / Capa kikötő
- City vs Nature, Group exhibition, D17 Gallery, Budapest

- "Pécsi 25" Group exhibition, Capa Contemporary Photography Center 
- "Merging Realities" Szatyor Art Space, Budapest, Hungary
- "Swing", group exhibition, Platán Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- "Disappearing Rural Villages", multimedia exhibition, Telep Gallery, Off Biennale, Budapest, Hungary
- "Budapest Balaton", group exhibition, Hungarian Institute of Istambul, Turkey
- "Home Away", Hungarians in New York, group exhibition, Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary
- "Kiváló a hangulat" group exhibition, Casati Art Corner, Budapest, Hungary
- "derkó.pécsi.2014" group exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
- "Enter/ing", group exhibition, FKSE Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- "Indíték Tématéka" group exhibition, Labor, Budapest, Hungary
- "680 km", Kunstraum Visual Kontakt, Ulm, Germany
- "Relevant" group exhibition, Roham bár, Budapest, Hungary
- "FormElles" group exhibition, Hungarian Institute of Paris, France
- "Keresetlen Csúf" group exhibition, University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
- "The I Country" group exhibition, Demo Gallery, Budapest
- "Contemplate" Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- Photobiennale of Dunaújváros, Hungary
- "Image Error", group exhibition, Artbázis, Budapest, Hungary
- "The Rain Before It Falls" group exhibition, Karton Gallery, Budapest
- "Metropolis" group exhibition, Nessim Gallery, Budapest