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Beyond the lens

written by Kovács Ágnes
translated by Zoltán Bartko 2015-04-16


Beyond the lens


     Opening a photo exhibition at Rovás Academy in Košice, Slovakia is a rare occasion. We came to know Róbert Németi In 2013 - shortly after he had moved home from abroad and became the reporter and photographer of Új Szó, the only ethnic Hungarian newspaper in Slovakia. 


     This young man born in Kráľovský Chlmec, Slovakia started his affair with photography at the school multimedia club, which set out his future career. In the summer of 2007 he went to visit the U.K., where he bought his first camera. After his final exam he went to Britain again, where he worked for the daily York Press in the city of York, as a photojournalist. In June 2010 he became self-employed, as a photographer. He went on working for the York daily; however, he also accepted assignments form other magazines and other editorial offices, such as the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Magazine.


     In 2011 he was hired as a photojournalist by the international news agency Solent News of Southampton. He attended various press conferences, news events, organized PR photography sessions, advertising and individual photo projects. His works appeared in articles and on title pages of numerous papers, such as The Times, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Guardian, Daily Express, Metro, The Independent, The Sun and The Star. Besides, his photos were published also in many online and international magazines. In 2011 and 2012 two of his photos won a prize in the NAPA photo contest. 


     Since his return in 2013 he has been working for various British, Slovak and Hungarian media. Since 2014 he has been working as a regional photojournalist of the daily Új Szó. In addition to this, he continues to work for domestic and international customers, shoots weddings and makes even short documentaries. 


     His photos exhibited at Rovás Academy are report photographs from his home country and abroad; however, most of these come from Britain. The exhibition is open to the public until 30th April 2015. 


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