Janos Kis photo- and videojournalist / social documentary photographer has been living for many years across different
countries such as Hungary, France, USA, Japan, Israel and Cambodia. He learned his craft through years of practice and experimentation. He studied Sociology at Janus Pannonius University of Pecs & Assistant camera and Camera operator craft at the School of Hungarian Society of Cinematographers "HSC Film Crew School". He captured political and social topics, includes Holocaust remembrance, various protests, trial of a Nazi war crime suspect, survival of Toul Sleng S-21 Khmer Rouge prison, migrant workers, asylum-seekers, refugees, child labor, landmine victims, children with congenital disorders, etc...
Regardless of the subject matter, Janos is interested in depicting obvious and essential details of life that are often overshadowed by larger, more newsworthy circumstances. He works primarily as freelance documentary photo -and videjournalist. He's available to photograph on assignment to help you meet your corporate, advertising and editorial image needs, and even as a videographer as a one man crew able to shoot news events, travel and documentary reportage in Europe, Asia, Middle East & Worldwide.
Janos also provides pre-production and fixer services such as location scout, creative shooting ideas,data collections and researches, logistics, accommodations, interpreting services and all the necessary permits for foreign film crews and journalists in "Indochina" with a deep knowledge of South East Asia (especially Cambodia) & Europe (Hungary).
Janos was the line producer and fixer, pre-production manager of multi award winning Hungarian feature documentary "Another Planet" shoot in Cambodia about child labor.
As a line producer he was hired by the Vertigo Pictures (Singapore) producer to work with award winning directors on "The Bicycle Diaries" travel documentary series Episode 6. This time Singapore's one of the most famous TV host was riding a bicycle on various locations from the sea, across the capital to the mountain hill tribes and introduced Cambodia to the Channel News Asia's audience.
Janos also contributed as fixer, line producer with Silver Screen International on Singapore's most popular Indian (Tamil) language documentary travel show "Rayil Sneham" Cambodian episode.
The show was broadcast by Mediacorp/ Vasantham. The film captured the everyday lives of Cambodian people, culture, tradition, historical sites, culinary specialties, sometimes off the beating track.
Janos was the fixer for Channel News Asia International desk (Singapore) during the broadcast on Garment industry crisis in Cambodia and was chosen as line producer for the popular Belgian Reality TV Show series "Jobs without frontiers" Cambodian episode. In this episode four Belgian tattoo artists flew to Cambodia to discover and mastering the secret of ancient Yantra Tattoo Art from local masters.
Janos conducted researches, identified sources on human rights cases (eviction, child labor, pedophilia, drug trade, mental illness, etc) for British,Polish, German, Swiss, Singaporean, Hungarian, Belgian clients too.
In 2012 Nikon Pro Magazine published an interview with Janos and dedicated him “The guy behind the scenes who make it all possible" and called him one of the top fixer of the industry.
Janos is member of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia.
His photo and video works appeared in Phnom Penh Post, Eye See Media, Global Voices, CrowdVoice, Nikon Pro Magazine, Amerikai Nepszava, Handicap International, Open Democracy, Peace Dialogue, Moments, Chabad Cambodia, The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism, Open Society Archives (OSA), etc...
Janos spent a year working on a holocaust documentary about the real story of the last survivals of Haganah Ship Exodus 1947. Unfortunately during the one year long pre-production research tragically 3 of the survivals passed away, so the production was canceled.
As the only photo- and videojournalist, Janos joined the crowds of migrants and refugees and traveled with them on one of the night buses from Budapest Keleti Transit Zone till the Austrian border then continued photographing and filming their odyssey until Nickelsdorf, Austria. The film contains footage and short interviews with Syrian, Afghan and Iranian Kurdish families, the governor of Burgerland, Austria and about the previous events inside Keleti Transit Zone, train station and demonstrations. Unfortunately neither governmental nor Non governmental organizations has showed interest to support the project.
Exhibition: a charity fundraising held at Wat Ketseraram for Srey Pov "The Little Nun" who suffers from Down syndrome. The goal was to bring the project to a unique venue and make it a humanitarian effort to benefit the pagoda and help its disabled resident. Janos photographs about landmine victims and children with congenital disorders are exhibited as an ongoing presentation at Handicap International Cambodia.