Szabolcs Barakonyi(1976) lives and works in Budapest. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Young Photo Artists’ Studio in Hungary. Between 2003 and 2006 he was the recipient of a Pécsi József scholarship. In 2006 he won the Lucien Hervé and Rodolf Hervé Grant, and in 2007 at the Rencontres d'Arles festival he was presented with the Photo Folio Gallery & Review Laureate, in 2011 he was awarded the National Cultural Fund of Hungary's André Kertész Grant, in 2015 he was finalist at Warsaw Photo Days, an in 2018 he was finalist at Cortona On The Move New Visions. He has exhibited his photos in several cities around the world, at photo festivals and art fairs, and in museums. These included the Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. He has also participated several times in the ParisPhoto through Galerie du Jour, agnés b. He has been featured at the Month of Photography in Lodz, Krakow and Paris, he has also participated in the 7th Photobiennale in Poznan, Poland, 10th Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania and PHotoEspaña (2014). His works are included in the photographic collection of the Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France, of the Miskolc Gallery and City Museum, Hungary, of the The Kiscell Museum in Budapest and of the MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen. He has been studying at The Hungarian Fine Arts University Doctoral School since 2018.