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My name is Szigeti Vajk István, I was born on the 12th of december 1989. I started my studies at Ady Endre primary school in Csíkszereda in 1996. I knew already in primary school that I am particularly interested in arts. So I went after the 8th class to the Nagy Istvan Art Highschool in Csíkszereda.

Being an Art School, I met several arts, that I followed with interest and cultivated duly to my knowledges. Beside architecture my attention was turned toward free handed drawing and photography as well. As I had to spend most of my time with drawing, I learnt to know photography by myself. I absorbed all techniques that way.

After I finished highschool I was admitted to  architecture at the Spiru Haret University in Bucharest. Because of all studying and concentrating on  how to learn all new facts about this specialization, I was not able to attend many hours by taking photographs, but I supplied the lost time mostly in summer holidays.

Harghita County Council started that time its programme for saving our heritage and invited many tenders for photographers regarding maintaning local architectural values. This was the moment when my personal view was born, namely that I look at the relationship between humans and their surroundings, which can be as well natural as build one.  

I got my college certification in architecture in 2014, and moved home from Bucharest and toned on getting a job close to my specialization.

In march 2015 I got a certificate at an accredited photographer training organized by the Cultural Center of Harghita County.

Between february and july 2015 I worked an a auxiliary photo reporter for the Csíki Hírlap local newspaper. I had this mandate for only 6 months because in the meantime I got a job in my specialization at an architecture office named Larix Studio in Gheorgheni.

The period between 2015/2023 was from the photographer point of view very successful. Beside working at architectural segments I participated at several tenders and camps about photography.

Some of my photos appeared in several publications: "Székelyföldi csűrök funkcióváltása", "A falusi ház bővítése", "Egészen szép vagy", "Csíksomlyói Szűzanyánk" (photoalbum), or "Igloo", "Zeppelin" appeared in the romanian professional publication Arhitectură.

I am mostly proud for my appearance in the publications the Brassai pressphotos tender and the appearances in the 36. Hungarian pressphoto publications.

I took part at many inland, but as well international photo exposures which took part in the following cities:  Budapest, Bukarest, Nagyvárad, Kolozsvár, Nagybánya, Szatmárnémeti, Marosvásárhely, Nagyszeben, Brassó, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Csíkszereda, Csík peripheral villages.

I laid myself out to embrace, tell the stories of people that live in Szeklerland, while attending to the surrounding, how do they live and how does this determnine them. These two professions- namely photographier and architect - are the ones that I want to work with in the future too, and I am looking to all possibilities for combining the beauties of both.

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