Gabor Gasztonyi BA, MPA
A professional photographer and author Gabor Gasztonyi lives in New Westminster with his wife, artist Judith Copland, where they operate a photographic studio and art gallery. They also live part of the year in Budapest Hungary, where he was born.
He owns and operates Gabor Gasztonyi Studio and Gallery on 12th Street in New Westminster.
His book “A Room in the City” published by Anvil Press, 2010 with a forward by Dr Gabor Mate, was a finalist for the George Ryga Award for Social Justice in Literature as well as the Alcuin Award for book design. The book is a photographic journey in the hotel rooms of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Gabor has had numerous exhibits of his photographic work in Canada and Europe. In 2006 he was awarded the Nikon Prize for photojournalism in BC and the Sony Press Award in 2015 from the Professional Photographers of Canada, as well as the Award of Excellence, Society of Canadian Artists, Montreal. This year he also represented Canada in the World Photographic Cup in photojournalism.
Recent exhibitions have included Views from the South Bank II at the Surrey Art Gallery, in 2015, featuring photographs of Sudanese immigrants to Canada. His work has also been selected for the Capture Photography Festival, in two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018. In June of 2016, his work was displayed at the Alfred Fried Exhibition in Paris at Unesco Headquarters.
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