Zsolt Kudich and his wife Réka Zsirmon
Hungarian award winner nature and fine-art photographers,
special speakers of the Art of Projects Conference
(presentation in Hungarian)
Their approach is to bring the fragile balance of nature to light in an artistically powerful way. They are prolific winners of national and international competitions. Their images have been published in prestigious international magazines, books, and publications, among others National Geographic, Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, GEO Magazine, and Nikon International Calendar.
Their latest project unveils the natural wonders of protected areas of Danube river. Danube Nature Parks photo exhibition was in Brussels presented by European Commission DG Regio.
During this project they worked together on a visual campaign with the Danube parks Nature Reserves and European Commission to represent and protect the current state of the Danube River and surrounding areas. The challenge was to capture and document the last untouched flood plains, riverbanks, and the surrounding areas. With these pictures the current state of the river is preserved that maybe we will never see it the same again. The natural heritage of the Danube region is of European significance. Not only does the river offer haven to a number of endangered species, but also a large part of the wild nature that survives in Europe is situated in this region. Danube Nature Parks photo exhibition was in Brussels presented by European Commission DG Regio.
It was a well organized really large project - they took their photos in fourteen nature conservation areas of eight countries alongside the Danube. The photographers completed twelve thousands kilometers over four months, during which more than fifty people lent a helping hand to them.
Zsolt's picture "Great Egret Awakening" is finalist at greatest event in wildlife photography: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Ceremony and exchibition presented at Natural History Museum; London, opening 15th of October.