I was born in Budapest and grew up in Eastern Europe. After my studies in England, I travelled, worked and lived in many places in Europe and Asia. I am an economist with a focus on development issues and public policy.
During my work I learned to appreciate the power of photos, and photography has become my second profession. An image or a photo essay depicting the dire situation of homeless people, migrant workers or highlighting gender inequality rallies much more public support for change than a lengthy research report on the topic.
I spend much time with exploring neighborhoods to see where and how people live and work, and to talk to them to understand their stories before taking photos. Also, I often wander in markets, railway stations and other public places where human activity unfolds to capture moments of drama, humor and humanity in our fast-paced life. Telling stories through pictures is my passion.
I am based in Budapest and Bangkok, and I regularly travel for photography around Southeast Asia - the region I know the best.
See some of my projects on LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/gyorgy-sziraczki
Some of my works are now also on my OpenStudio: https://openstudios.in/gyorgy-sziraczki. They are available in limited edition prints, fine art quality only via @openstudios.in and professionally printed by PICTO labs. #openstudios.in