Initio Fine Arts’ founder Bálint Ferenczy has an MA degree in History of Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, as well as a degree in Art History studied in both Hungary and the USA. The primary and secondary market experience he gained working at Sotheby’s London, several galleries and while on the curatorial board of the József Pécsi Photography Grant, fills him with confidence to advise collectors about what their collections strategically need and artists on their career development.

Bálint is a guest lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest) and a regular consultant and researcher at Műértő – The Hungarian Art Newspaper focusing on the Central and Eastern European region. From 2017 he sits on the board of the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary and was a jury member of Capa Center’s 2018 Portfolio Review.