jedentag, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg
Selected title German Photo Book Award 2013
"Peter Puklus is an example of a modern documentary author. Questions of an involved or not involved view, an approach based on revealing beauty, or rather importance of daily, even banal things − all that was solved before. The generation of Puklus can now focus on the complexity of documentary work. Everything around can be a subject." Zuzana Lapitkova
Peter Puklus (b. 1980) is part of a generation of young Hungarian art photographers. The title of his work refers to the radius which defines his closer environment of people. About his work he says: »I collect the portraits of the people around me. I map and document those who are close to me in one way or another (I collect memories). Slowly I will get to everybody. Relatives or friends, the important thing is that the photograph can be the symbol of my relationship to them. Or the relationship of the people in the photograph. Or that personal secret, one’s eyes may reveal. I capture a moment, the magic of which lies in trust; intimacy and photography, in other words, the story of love, friendship and identity.«
Peter Puklus lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He has finished his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) studies in photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. He participated in different group shows through Europe.
Authors: Bill Kouwenhoven
Artists: Peter Puklus
17 x 21,2 cm
63 b/w and color ills.