Anna Tihanyi (Hungarian, b. 1979) is an award winning fine art photographer from Budapest. She stages cinematic scenes to tell her compelling visual narratives. Her current works explore the female self and identity through processing memories. She has received several prestigious photography awards internationally, and been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition nationally and internationally.

She received MA in communication for her photographic thesis themed in photography “Stills in Motion”. and enrolled at Fotografus photography school majoring experimental photography. As a five time recipient of the National Cultural Found of Hungary, Anna also became a member of the Studio of Young Hungarian Art Photographers (FFS) in 2009. She has been participating in international artist residencies such as NARS residency (New York) and E.On Creative Residency (Berlin).

Tihanyi's series Berlin bhf. received 3rd prize at the European Month of Photography Festival in Ljubljana, and received an Honorable Mention at the Moscow International Foto Awards. Her debut solo show was at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest. She was selected to participate in the NordArt International Art Exhibition in Germany and was nominated for submitting the same series to the prestigious Prix Pictet Award. Her portfolio was selected for the Lucie Award Scholarship by the American Photographic Artists and Lucie Foundation, and she duly attended the gala awards ceremony at the Carnegie Hall, NYC.

After receiving Honorable Mention at the FotoVisura Grant (2015), she was selected for the 4th Biennale of Photography in her capacity as a winner at the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for female photographers (2015). Anna was selected as a Critical Mass Top 50 (2016) winner and one of the winners of LensCulture Emerging Talents (2016). She was selected for the Fine Art Photography Award (as a 3rd prize winner in professional conceptual photography category) and shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award (2017), as well as for BMW Art Makers (2022). Her work was selected as a permanent installation for the Youth Olympic Village in Innsbruck, Austria, and Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology recently featured her as a shortlisted artist. Aesthetica Magazine recently cited her as a 'very influential female photographer'.

Tihanyi is currently working on several new projects in Budapest as a member of the Budapest Art Factory, a non-profit art organization and artistic collective.



BMW Art Makers Award- shortlisted
Photo Highlight by Brandei Estes, Head of Photography at Sotheby’s
Hungarian National Cultural Fund - photography prize
Hungarian National Cultural Fund - photography prize
Espy Photography Award - shortlisted
Hungarian National Cultural Fund - photography prize
Felix Schoeller Photo Award – shortlisted
Fine Art Photography Award - 3rd prize winner
LensCulture Emerging Talents
Photolucida - Critical Mass 2016 Top 50
Bloom Award - finalist
CEC ArtsLink Grant - shortlisted
Aesthetica Art Prize – longlisted            
8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award  for women photographers– Fine Art category c
Photographer’s Forum – Best of Photography 2015
FotoVisura Grant – honorable mention
Lucie Awards - Professional Scholarship Winner - granted by Lucie Foundation & American Photographic Artists
MIFA Moscow International Foto Festival- honorable mention
Photonic Moments/EMOPFestival-3rd prize winner
LICC- London International Creative Competition- shortlisted
E.On Creative Award
Hungarian National Cultural Fund - photography prize
Athens Photo Festival- finalist
Professional Women Photographers -honorable mention
Celeste Prize 2011- finalist
Hungarian National Cultural Fund - photography prize


2020     Save-the-date - c.: Judit Geller, The Brody Studios, Budapest, H
2018     Berlin bhf. - Faur Zsofi Gallery, Budapest, H    
2016     Berlin bhf.  / New Literature from Europe Festival - Balassi Institute, New York City, USA
2016     Berlin bhf. – Balassi Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015     Berlin bhf. – c.: Imola Neider, Janusz Korczak Akademie, Berlin, Germany
2015     Berlin bhf. – c.: Istvan Viragvolgyi, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, H
2014     Bunnylink - c.: Balazs Zoltan Toth, Casati Art Corner Gallery, Budapest, H
2011     Hommage a' Lichtenstein - Photobiennale of Dunaújváros, H
2010     Hommage a' Lichtenstein - Merlin, Budapest, H


2022    Protection - dual exhibition with Regina Haindl, Residence of the Federal Republic of Germany, Budapest, H
2021    Melancholia - c.:Laura Perera, Maureen Mathiot,FotoNostrum, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain
2019    Pygmalion - Dual exhibition with Barbara Moura, c.: Tunde Torok, MyMuseum Gallery, Budapest, H
2018    Arezzo Photo Festival - c.: Fanny Raspini, Arezzo, Italy
2017    LensCulture Emerging Talents exhibition, several festival program
2017    Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 50 / Denver Month of Photography, Artwork Network Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
2016    Talking rooms – dual exhibition with Catharina Freuis, c.: Suzanne Gamauf, Austrian Culture Forum, Budapest, H
2016    4th Biennal of Photography, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany   
2015    NordArt International Art Exhibition, Buedelsdorf, Germany           
2015    Montazs- Viltin Gallery, Budapest, H                      
2015    Inside out -  c.: Tunde Torok, Molnar Ani Gallery, Budapest, H
2012    Objects in Motion- NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2012    Professional Women Photographer's 34th Anniversary Exhibition - .No Gallery, New York, USA
2012    Portfolio Points / AllStarz - Design Terminal, Budapest, H
2012    There’s a thin line between love and hate - United Photo Industries, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, USA
2011    Celeste Prize 2011- juried by Eugene Tan and Sara Reisman, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2011    Egyszervolt - c.: Daniella Koos, Andras Madar, FISE, Budapest, H



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