Balazs Gardi is a Hungarian-born photographer who spent the early years of his career traveling the globe before finding a home base in the US, where he currently lives with his wife and son.
After his interest in photography was ignited in his late teens, Balazs worked extensively as a news photographer, refining his innate talent while documenting fast-paced events in areas from politics to sports.
To pursue his growing interest in humanity’s complex relationship with itself and with nature, Balazs devoted over a decade to capturing the landscape of the war in Afghanistan, as well as the far-reaching consequences of the global water crisis. His dispatches from the Afghan frontline earned him the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, while his stories from the “water front” also received numerous honors, such as the Global Vision Award from Pictures of the Year International.
Balazs’ unique storytelling skills, his love of sports photography, and his ability to instantly forge a deep connection with his subjects have led to a 15-year collaboration with Red Bull. Balazs and Red Bull regularly team up to chronicle the company’s most extreme global flagship projects.
His work has appeared online and in print around the world, including Google, Harper's, National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, Outside, TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, Dazed, Discovery Channel Magazine, The FADER, The Guardian, GoPro, The Red Bulletin, and The Sunday Times Magazine.