Born in 1946, in Oberhart, Germany.Solo exhibitions in Berlin, Innsbruck, Ljubljana, Budapest, Krakow, Amsterdam, Pamplona, San Francisco, Paris, Antwerp, Brescia.
A self-taught photographer, Kerekes’s active career began with technical photography and progressed as he became Hungary’s leading photojournalist during the 1970s, when his dispassionate style and what has been described as “his highly influential vocabulary of constraint” enabled him to survive the censorship of the Communist regime. For six years he worked with one of the most prominent Hungarian magazines, producing more than fifty cover photos and countless series of photo-reportage. Hardly any material remains to testify to this activity, as he consigned the negatives and materials for these series to a waste bin one morning in 1993, having turned inward to embark on a path of study of philosophy, art, mythology, astronomy, astrology, alchemy and the natural sciences, striving to leave behind everything that tied him to daily life, and to create only photos that, devoid of everything, carried a valid message.
Nessim Galeria Budapest
Genç Sanat, July 2012
The Traces of Three Hungarian Artists (PDF)
Habertürk, June 2012