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Ragnar B. Varga is an accomplished Norwegian (Hungarian-born) photographer, known for a distinct monochrome aesthetic. He spent many years discovering the world, living in England, Hungary, Spain and even sailing around the globe as a cruise ship photographer before returning to Norway. The energy and character of all these places have profoundly influenced his art.
Over the past years, he has perfected his knowledge and expertise in photography, and consequently has been the recipient of several international awards. His images are not only the result of perfect timing and expert compositions but reveal the photographer’s keen sense of space and depth. Describing his work, he says: “My work is a profound contemplation of the world around us. It slows down time and captures a moment of stillness in a chaotic world.”
He currently lives in Bergen, Norway.


Awards

2019
1 Nominee, Black And White Spider Awards, Children of the World
1st Place Winner & Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards
7 Honorable Mentions, IPA International Photography Awards, One-Shot Street Photography
3rd Place Winner and 2 Honorable Mentions, Monochrome Photography Awards

2018
Honorable Mention & 3 Nominees, Black And White Spider Awards
4 Honorable Mentions, IPA 2018 International Photography Awards
2 Honorable Mentions, IPA International Photography Awards, One-Shot
2nd Place Winner, IPOTY International Photographer of the Year Photography Awards   
2 Honorable Mentions, IPOTY International Photographer of the Year Photography Awards
3 Honorable Mentions, Monochrome Photography Awards
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards  

2017
Honorable Mention & 2 Nominees, Black And White Spider Awards
Nominee/Highly commended, La Grande Photo Awards
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards

2016
Bronze Award, The EPSON International Pano Awards
Semi finalist, Siena International Photo Awards

2014
3 International Bronze Awards, The International Loupe Awards

2013
2 International Bronze Awards, The International Loupe Awards

2012
International Bronze Award, The International Loupe Awards

2011
International Bronze Award, The International Loupe Awards
3 SWPP Merit Awards

2010
International Silver Award, The International Aperture Awards
International Bronze Award, The International Aperture Awards
International Bronze Award, The Canon Creative Asia Photography Awards
2 Honorable Mention, Landskonkurransen NFF

2009
International Bronze Award, The International Aperture Awards
2 Honorable Mention, Landskonkurransen NFF

2008
2 Honorable Mention, Landskonkurransen NFF


Exhibitions

2019,  18 Oct - 28 Oct
Kulturfestivalen Spansk-Norske Dager 2019 - Alfaz Del Pi - Spain

2017,  30 Jun - 1 Aug
Art & Photography Exhibition- ArteAlte - Altea - Spain

2016, 1 Oct - 2017, 1 Mar
Photography Exhibition - Gallery Varga - Altea - Spain

2016, 4 Mar - 30 Mar
“My quiet town” Solo Exhibition - ArteAlte - Altea - Spain


Publications

2018,  Issue #39
Photographize Magazine- New York - USA
https://www.photographize.co/articles/ragnarvarga/