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Radar Portfolio: Bence Bakonyi

In his series Urbanite, Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi depicts the contradictions of a city in transformation.

There is something existential about the work of Bence Bakonyi, a sense of freedom and timeless transubstantiation. In his series Urbanite, he depicts the contradictions of a city in transformation, where old meets new, and development meets decay. Although no people can be seen in the images, you can still sense their presence; windows are lit, bikes are parked outside the houses, and the streets are lined with piles of trash.

Born in Budapest and based in Shanghai, Bence Bakonyi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Moholy – Nagy University of Art and Design. Dividing his time between commissions and personal projects, Bence’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all across the world, and featured in magazines such as Life and Elle.

See Bence Bakonyi’s series Urbanite above.