2012 Season I


Artist Statement

Anna Tihanyi is a storyteller, and photography is her favorite language. Each of her pictures is a contemporary little tale about human beings, their minds, surrealism, and reality. Fiction has always played an important role in her life. She believes that imagination is not the opposite of reality, but in fact they can't exist without each other.

Tihanyi is interested in photography because of its narrative capacity, that the image is frozen in time, and there is no before or after told. She loves the reconstructing capacity of photography that by transforming elements from the existing world it shows us a parallel universe, and leads back to something faithful at the same time.

Tihanyi majored in experimental photography, where she came across a perspective of photography that greatly appealed to her appreciation of fiction: the narrative being concentrated into one single frame.

Tihanyi believes that her determination and passion for art combined with photography's growing critical and creative possibilities helps her raise more questions about our importance in existence, society, or mass culture.