János Bődey was born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary in 1977. He earned his BA degree at the College of International Management and Business in 1998 and in 2000 his MA degree at the University of Economics Budapest in sociology. From 2000 until 2014 he worked as an econimist. In 2009 he started to work as a freelance photographer for hvg.hu, a popular online news portal in Hungary, in 2013 he started to work for index.hu, Hungary's leading online news portal as a part-time photo journalist, and from 2014 he continued his work here as a full time photo journalist. His primary interest is documentary photography, he has a large number of photo series reflecting on the social problems in Hungary. In 2013 he won 2nd prize, in 2014 he won a 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd prize, in 2015 he won a 1st and a 3rd prize at the Hungarian Press Photo Awards.