Silver 2021 / Portfolio / Personal


  • Prizes
    Silver in Portfolio/Personal
  • Company
    Bence Mate's Photography
  • Photographer
    Bence Mate

The very first photograph was taken about 200 years ago, aiming to capture a defining moment, just we do today. Photography is now omnipresent and memories of our lives have never been so easy to capture, wherever we may be. However, contrary to the fears expressed by some photographers, technical changes have not killed the profession. Standards have risen dramatically despite photography becoming universally popular, and dedicated photographers still strive to produce award-winning pictures. ‘Moments’ is a selection dedicated to some of my favourite scenes.

Wildlife photographer, born in Hungary, 1985. In 2010 he won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photography of the Year award in London. He is the most effective photographer in the 53-year-old history of the competition, being the only contestant winning the first prize in both the young and adult categories. In 2005 he developed the one-way glass photography technique, making fundamental changes in hide photography practice. This technique has been widely used all over the world, and most hides are equipped with such glasses.