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Name: Janos Gardonyi
Country: Canada
Intro: Janos Gardonyi, B. Arch (Hons.), OAA (ret.) MRAIC is a retired architect and photographer of Hungarian origin. He came to Canada in 1957 and completed his education at the University of Toronto, School of Architecture in 1962 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.) degree. He had been Chief Architect for Orlando Corporation for 16 years and responsible for design and execution of many high rise office towers, shopping plazas, commercial and industrial developments.

Upon retirement, among other things, he turned to artistic photography and exhibited extensively in art galleries and other public places in Toronto and vicinity. To date he has held over 40 exhibitions with many sales.

He has won 2nd price in an international competition and exhibited some images at Contact 2007 and 2011, Toronto Photography Festival. In 2009 he was finalist in Concourse Photographique ‘Ombres & Lumieres’ – Paris, within 20 of 674 entries. Currently in another running international exhibition ‘Wipplay Photo Contest’ from Paris, he ¬¬won first prize 3 times. He is associated with at least 5 Toronto Galleries and just recently exhibited at the J.D. Carrier Art Gallery and sold all his work.In 2010 as part of a Canadian artist group, he exhibited at the Spoleto Festival, Umbria, Italy where one of his photos now is part of their permanent collection.He has published two high quality photo albums of his work, one about Toronto and another named 'Digital Expressionism'. Both can be previewed on his website and on Facebook.

His subjects include landscapes, townscapes, architectural and historical photography and many images collected in his extensive foreign travels. He is also interested in digital artwork and abstract images.
Member Since: 2006-08-12
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel, Canon Powershot S-400, Lordomat 35 mm analogue, Olympus IS 300
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