Emerging Photography Contender: Eva Szombat

For Practitioners, Hungarian photographer Eva Szombat explores the abstract notion of "happiness" by documenting the lives of people who by their own free wills have made true contentment a daily reality. 

Writes Szombat in her Artist Statement, “I have decided to document actual people,who have introduced happiness into their lives to overcome misfortunes, tragedies, nuisances, or just the banality of day-to-day living. These people have managed to turn their lives around by having focused on what makes them happy, and how to achieve it: from gender reassignment surgery through collecting everyday objects to having a pet, the book Practitioners gives them the spotlight.”

All images © Eva Szombat

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

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