- Published Professional Photographer since 1986
- Photography Instructor at the Light Factory 2009-
- Contributor to the Charlotte Observer
- Anadolu Agency , Getty Images
- Clients include: Coca-Cola, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Ballet, Caroline Calouche and Co, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte Country Day School
- Member of the International Federation of Journalists, since 1986 as well as Hungarian Federation of Journalists
I started to take pictures as a 10 year old child and I have never stopped. Photography has traditions in my family, my mother wanted to do it for living, but WW II kept her from fulfilling her dream.
I took pictures of dance, musicians and landscapes. In Hungary, I received my diploma in photojournalism and worked for a magazine for several years. I have been a member of the Hungarian Federation of Journalist since 1986. Later I shot for a photo agency in Germany.
In the United States I wanted to capture the beauty of this land first, when we arrived in 1992.
My photos were published in several books in the U.S. and in Europe.
I taught photography at CPCC from 1993 until 1998 followed by The Light Factory
Photography for me is finding the unique, building relationships, seeing and showing the art in every day. Through my photography I try to convey feelings of wonder.
I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am married for almost 30 years and have two daughters. I use Nikon cameras for over 30 years and I am a member of NPS, Nikon Professional Services.
I am fluent in English, German and Hungarian.
Peter Zay is a highly committed and professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience in his field. His talent as a photojournalist has taken him around the world. Peter photographed in over 20 countries around the World. He specializes in environmental portraits, children, headshots, family and corporate events. He has a unique way of winning the trust of his subjects and blending in with the environment in a way that puts the clients at ease and enables the most natural pictures. His people skills earned him respect. He intuitively knows how to capture people and moments, even the seemingly insignificant ones, the essence of the subjects. He is very detail oriented and organized. Peter’s passion for people and photography makes him sensitive to the natural beauty that is all around.