Courtesy Daniel Szalai
Courtesy Daniel Szalai
Laureate Carte Blanche Etudiants 2018

Daniel Szalai


Novogen is a long-term photographic project, based on the industrialised breeding of chickens of the Novogen White breed, whose eggs are used in the production of pharmaceutical products. Through this study, which mixes shots, installations and documents from the marketing material of the company Novogen, Daniel Szalai raises the issue of intensive livestock farming, technology and man’s relation to animals and nature.


Daniel Szalai (1991) is a Budapest based artist, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. With a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Theory and several years of experience in film production, he works on large-scale, photography-based projects, dealing with personal subjects and global issues. His latest series, Novogen focuses on technology and man’s relation to nature through investigating industrialized farming and the use of animals in the pharmaceutical industry. He was selected for the International Talent Program of BredaPhoto 2018, as well as for the 2nd Cycle of PARALLEL - European Photo Based Platform. He was awarded the grand prize at the Budapest Portfolio Review 2018. He is a member of the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary.

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