Gábor Ákos Varga: Soul Snatcher
FISE Gallery
1054 Budapest
Kálmán Imre utca 16.
25 October – 11 November 2022

Opening speech by:
Gábor Ákos Varga: Ann, Werner and Wagram, Strasbourg, 2000, black-and-white gelatin silver print, 24 x 30cm

An avid photographer is happy to shoot almost any subject, though the most interesting subject is still the human being. To capture someone’s personality, to tell their story in a picture: there is no task more exciting. That’s a bit like stealing your model’s soul—in a good way. And you do that with such passion and humility that ultimately your subject will feel they were happy to open their soul to you. My exhibition at FISE Gallery features portraits of friends, acquaintances, or people I met in the street, taken over many years.