Bálint Pörneczi was born in 1978 in Budapest (Hungary). He lives in Rodez, France. He inherited his passion for photography from his father when he was a child in Algeria; this led him to photojournalism.
In 2006, he worked as a freelancer for the France Presse Agency in Hungary. Between 2007 and 2011, he worked as a photographer, photo editor and art director for "Magyar Nemzet Magazin", the Saturday edition of the leading Hungarian daily. Since 2011, he has worked as a freelance photographer for "Bloomberg News" in Hungary and Austria. He has been living in France and working as a freelance photographer since 2012.
Winner of the "Photo press zoom" prize in the 2015 Paris Photo Show (“Salon de la Photo 2015”) with the series "Figurák", he produced the 2016 poster.
I use the X-Pro2, a high-end camera which is both discreet and highly responsive – the most important criteria for my work.
I’m feeling comfortable for the first time in my career because this camera is compact and discreet. This allows me to feel "invisible" and makes it very easy to adapt to all situations and feel comfortable.