Adam Urban , freelancer photographer –
He worked as fashion, commercial and portrait photographer for agencies. Recently he moved towards documentary and photojournalist series. Amongst other prestigious acknowledgements, he got awarded on Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition in multiple categories, portrayed his works in solo exhibitions as well as in professional publications. He is member of Association of Hungarian Photographers and RANDOM art collective.
Recently he became known by his documentary works of Capital Circus of Budapest and Aszod Juvenile Detention Center.
He mesmerised by the world of the circus since childhood and these ties got strengthened over time by the aspiration to show the life behind the scenes. The artists of the circus accepted him, embraced his work as an artist on his own right. Aerialists, trapezists, jugglers, stars of the stage lights let him to show that world, what is hidden from the spectators – which is the highest level of trust photographers can claim.
The high trust level is a constant pattern in his career. In Aszód Juvenile Detention Center, he spent a significant amount of time with the inmates, who were sentenced for theft, robbery or other acts, and gained insights of their closed community, which rejects and expels any outsider with a deep, instinctive emotional reaction, coming from their guts. The results of this trust speak for themselves on the photo series highly applauded by the photographers’ community.