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A Hungarian photographer has received an award from the National Geographic Society

A Hungarian photographer has received an award from the National Geographic Society

Hungarian-born Esther Horvath is one of 15 people to receive the National Geographic Society's Wayfinder Award in 2024. This recognition is given for pushing the boundaries of science, conservation, education, technology and storytelling.

In addition to being able to join the National Geographic Explorers community, winners also receive a financial reward, thus supporting their work. This recognition creates a special opportunity for award recipients to fund their next big idea.

Esther Horvath documents Arctic climate research and scientific expeditions as a photographer for the German Alfred Wegener Institute for Arctic and Marine Research. He has focused on this topic since 2015, working with several scientific teams over the years, and is confident that his images can help people better understand what is happening at the poles. In her work, Esther Horvath particularly focuses on showcasing women working in the Arctic.

The photographer also supports science communication through books, exhibitions and education, and is a member of the International Association of Conservation Photographers and the Explorers Club. In 2022, he received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York for his work in conservation, environmental justice and climate change awareness.

Readers have been able to see the photographer's photographs and writing several times in both the print and online editions of the Hungarian National Geographic magazine.

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