Anna Tihanyi


Anna Tihanyi is an award winning fine art photographer from Budapest. She stages scenes to tell stories, while exploring her own female self, and femininity in general terms. Received MA from communication at the JATE University with the thesis themed in photography “Stills in Motion”. Enrolled to Fotografus photography school majoring experimental photography.
Twice received a grant from the National Cultural Found of Hungary and became a member of the Studio of Young Hungarian Art Photographers (FFS). Shortly after her work got selected as a permanent installation for the Youth Olympic Village in Innsbruck, Austria, won the NARS residency in New York, following by the E.On Creative Award Residency in Berlin.
With the series Berlin bhf. Tihanyi has won the 3rd prize at the European Month of Photography Festival in Ljubljana, Honorable Mention at the Moscow International Foto Awards, and debuted in a solo show in the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest. Selected to participate 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 received a great recognition at the gala awards ceremony at the Carnegie Hall, NYC. After receiving Honorable Mention at the FotoVisura Grant 2015, she got selected for the 4th Biennale of Photography as a winner at the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for female photographers. Her work has been recently featured in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology as a shortlisted artist, and got selected as a Critical Mass Top 50 winner and one of the winners of LensCulture Emerging Talents 2016. Last year she got shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award, and got selected for Fine Art Photography Award as a 3rd prize winner in professional conceptual photography category.
She has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition nationally and internationally. Currently working on her next project “A woman's chambers" in Budapest, with which she got accepted to Columbia University MFA Visual Arts program.
2019 ESPY Photography Award
2019 NKA - National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2018 NKA - National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2017 Fine Art Photography Award - 3rd prize
2017 Felix Schoeller Photo Award – shortlisted
2016 LensCulture Emerging Talents 
2016 Critical Mass Top 50 
2016 Bloom Award - nominee, Cologne, G
2016 Athens Photo Festival- finalist, Athen, GR
2015 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 
2015 Aesthetica Art Prize - longlisted
2015 Photographer's Forum - Best of Photography 2015
2015 Athens Photo Festival- finalist, Athen, GR
2015 FotoVisura Grant - Honorable mention
2014 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award - finalist
2014 LICC - London International Creative Competition - shortlisted
2014 Lucie Award - APA / Lucie Foundation Professional Scholarship Winner- New York, USA
2014 MIFA (Moscow Int'l Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Fine Art Category
2014 Photonic Moments / European Month of Photography Festival- 3rd prize Ljubljana, Slovenia 
2014 E.On Creative Award- Berlin, Germany
2013 NKA - National Cultural Fund of Hungary
2012 Athens Photo Festival- finalist, Athen, GR
2012 Professional Women Photographers - juror's selection, honorable mention
2012 International Anniversary Art Contest, honorable mention 
2011 Celeste Prize 2011- finalist, Brooklyn, New York, USA 
2011 Intimate Space- Georgia Creimer art project, permanent installation, Innsbruck, Austria
2010 NKA - National Cultural Fund of Hungary