SPOTLIGHT Photographs by Monika Merva

In a great portrait, the subject holds a familiar presence as if we've known them for years—yet, at the same moment, we feel as if we are seeing this person for the very first time. Dig a little deeper with these portraits of Hungarian children and find these moments of connection.


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  • © Giulio Festa

  • © Colleen Fitzgerald

  • © Lena Szankay

  • © Lydia Panas

  • © Elise Bloom

  • © Fulvio Bugani

  • © Jorge Fernandez Garces

  • © Marta Azevedo

  • © Robert Kalman

  • © Øystein Brembo

  • © Matilde Piazzi

  • © Susanne Middelberg

  • © Sung Soo Lee

  • © Linelle Deunk

  • © IULIA POPA

  • © Ilisa Katz Rissman

  • © Cathy Cone

  • © Juan Eduardo Salas

  • © Tina Signesdottir Hult

  • © Rita Koehler

  • © Romina Ressia

  • © Viktoria Sorochinski

  • © Brian Driscoll

  • © Salvatore Valente

  • 2014 © Dianne Yudelson

  • © Libuse Jarcovjakova

  • © Giancarlo Rado

  • © Karel Kravik

  • © Jess Dugan

  • © Michael Joseph

  • © Janelle Low

  • © Maja Topcagic

  • © Mandy Vahabzadeh

  • © Houston Cofield

  • © Eduardo Garcia

  • © Charles Corda

  • © Rebecca Lee

  • © Peter van der Heyden

  • © Nigel Maudsley

  • © Sandra-Lee Phipps

  • © Pernille Westh

  • © Sergio Carbajo

  • © Juan Teixeira

  • © David Jay

  • © Ian Whittaker

  • © Mary Beth Meehan

  • © Shahria Sharmin

  • © Zsófia Pályi

  • © Raquel Chicheri

  • © Christian Bobst

  • © Rania Matar

  • © Sean Drews

  • © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert

  • © Marc Shoul

  • © Daimon Xanthopoulos

  • © Len Speier

  • © Fabienne Cresens

  • © Anna Ream

  • © Casey Orr

  • © Tom Vani

  • © Tintype Studio

  • © Jonathan May

  • © Christian Bobst

  • © Eleonora Pecorella

  • © Rono Stinnett

  • © Jenny Riffle

  • © David Pace

  • © Tetsuya Kusu

  • © Joana Choumali

  • © Alejandra Regalado

  • © Carolina Sanchez-Monge

  • © Paola Serino

  • © Graeme Williams

  • © Christine Urdal

  • © Lacey Criswell

  • © Georges Pacheco

  • © Donna Pinckley

  • © Ashley Cunningham

  • © Marc McAndrews

  • © Carmen Ballve

  • © Tamas Schild

  • © Carol Allen-Storey

  • © Irving S. T. Garp

  • © Nicola Nardomarino

  • © Blazej Marczak

  • © Philipp Engelhorn

  • © Nuria López Torres

  • © Hannah Kozak

  • © Julie Rae Powers

  • © Paul Shaw

  • © Sandra Harper

  • © Susan Worsham

  • © Andy Aitchison

  • © Mary Anne Mitchell

  • © Claudia Wycisk

  • © Cecil B

  • © Vivian Keulards

  • © Claudia Wycisk

  • © Corinna Kern

  • © Rolland Flinta

  • © Anne Rearick

  • © Erberto Zani

  • © Wouter Van Vaerenbergh

  • © Laurent Guerin

  • © Edu Simões

  • © Brittany Griffin

  • © Ohm Phanphiroj

  • © Kristina Varaksina

  • © David Chancellor

  • © Isa Leshko

  • © Jennifer Loeber

  • © Brunella Fratini

  • © Ruben Salgado Escudero

  • © Diambra Mariani

  • © Laurence Rasti

  • © Jana Romanova

  • © Petter Sandell

  • © Naoto Oi

  • © Scarlett Coten

  • © Tiina Itkonen

  • © Probal Rashid

  • © Jake Rowland

  • © Veronique Chapuy

  • © Constantin Mashinskiy

  • © Priya Kambli

  • © Brenda Scott-Hargrove

  • © Lenka Rayn H

  • © David de Vleeschauwer

  • © Caitlin Sas

  • © Alejandra Carles-Tolra

  • © Tariq Zaidi

  • © Paolo Massimo Testa

  • © Toru Takagi

  • © Dimitris Vlaikos

  • © Mahmoud Yakut

  • © Louisa Marie Summer

  • © Matt Borowick

  • © Candace Karch

  • © Daesung Lee

  • © Madeline Bishop

  • © Leslie Niemöller

  • © Barbara Peacock

  • © Luisa Dörr

  • © Christian Tagliavini

  • © Mika Sperling

  • © Juul Kraijer

  • © Heiko Tiemann, 2014

  • © Trond Lindholm

  • © Leasha Overturf

  • © Francesco Mastalia

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