András Polgár


András Polgár is a researcher who uses fine art photography to make dawah.

In his projects, he focuses on the topics of transition and Muslim identity. Since January 2015, he has been concentrating primarily on the Archipelago of Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country on Earth.


He received grant from the National Cultural Fund of Hungary twice (in 2021, 2022) and he won the József Pécsi Photography Grant twice (in 2018, 2019).

In 2018 he was elected to the Nikon-Noor Academy Masterclass, mentored by Tanya Habjouqa.

His works have been exhibited in many places in Hungary, Spain, Ireland, Finland, Romania, Greece and in Cambodia.


Grants, awards
2022 National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2021 National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2019 József Pécsi Photography Grant
2018 József Pécsi Photography Grant

2019 PhotON Valencia Festival, Valencia, Spain
2016 Capa Center Photostreet Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Hungarian Society for Urban Planning, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Attention, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Kalicka, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Library and Cultural House, Sárvár, Hungary

Group exhibitions
2024 Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2023 3rd Work In Context International Symposium, Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest, Hungary
2021 Punk Cinema Festival, Athens, Greece
2021 Dokubrom Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2021 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2020 Budapest Photofestival, Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2020 József Pécsi Photography Grant, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary
2019 ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2019 PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Contemporary Hungarian Landscapes, Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2019 József Pécsi Photography Grant, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary
2018 ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2018 Helsinki Photofestival, Galleria Futura, Helsinki, Finland
2018 Budapest Photofestival, BBB Open Space, Budapest, Hungary
2017 ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Photo Romania, Cluj, Romania
2017 Photometria Festival, Ioannina, Greece
2017 ArtBázis, Budapest, Hungary
2016 ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2016 Random gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014 @RC Pull down the walls!, Budapest, Hungary

Photographic memberships
2016-2021 RANDOM – Society of contemporary photographers
2016-2020 National Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ)

2018 Nikon-Noor Academy Masterclass Hungary, Budapest – mentored by Tanya Habjouqa

2016 National Association of Hungarian Journalists – Photojournalist
2014 Szellemkép Photoschool, Budapest – Photographer
2014 University of Pécs, Faculty of Engineering – Urban Design MSc
2012 Corvinus University Budapest, Faculty of Landscape Architecture – Urban Planning and Design BSc