Réka Szentirmay

  • @szentrek
  • In passionate love with photography
  • she/her
  • Haarlem, NL
Writer, curator and project manager focusing on documentary photography and media archaeology.

Seriously thinking about a career transition to tech.

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Independent Creator

  • lightsource
  • Apr 2018 - Present


  • Fotóművészet
  • Jan 2018 - Present

Senior Desktop Publishing Specialist

  • TransPerfect
  • May 2021 - Present

Desktop Publishing Specialist

  • TransPerfect
  • Oct 2014 - May 2021

Project Associate

  • Jul 2019 - Jun 2020

Curator | Editor | Project Lead

  • Paradox
  • Mar 2018 - Mar 2019

Réka's Collections

Blog posts

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Jan 04, 2022
Jan 04, 2022
Created a new Twitter account
To journal my career switch to IT, I have created a new Twitter account. Follow me for some struggle and drama.


Dec 11, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Wrote a blogpost
"The power of photography is an odd one: it makes the photographed visible, yet removes them from their context. Over time, they become simply an imprint of a human being and nothing else. Very much present, yet somehow insignificant. What are we without our stories, after all? Not much more than an anthropomorphous sum of flesh and blood—or its photographic traces."

Read my latest post on Mint & Ginger.
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Wrote a Blog Post
"Photography and its accessibility is an excellent indicator of changing times. It started out as a cumbersome technique for a few, with unique prints that could not be reproduced. By today, most people have a camera in their pockets that is also a powerful computer to edit the recorded images right away. Billions of pictures are taken each and every day. With loads of freely available YouTube tutorials, Internet access (or a good library nearby), a mobile phone and hard work, anyone might become a highly-skilled artist."

New blog post!
Nov 20, 2021
Nov 20, 2021
Published a Medium post
And now, we are also present on Medium! :)

"(...) a photograph can mean whatever you want it to mean. You could argue that using a photographic image in whatever context or letting your imagination go wild in interpreting it is abuse of the actual image. However, you could also argue that this is the power of photography as a medium (...)" Cobie Hijma
Nov 13, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Wrote a blog post
However we dub it, it is the spectator that makes the art. In a certain sense, an ignored piece simply does not exist. It’s just a shell that’s condemned to vanish, together with what-had-been.

Nov 13, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Launched a new blog
Wrote a Blog Post
Into photography? Do check our new blog: mintandginger.home.blog
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