Trey Horvath (b. 1988) is an American photographer and visual artist. He is currently based in Southern California and is focused on creating works of social documentary with roots on the US West Coast but impacts on a global scale.

Working on and off as a commercial Art Producer since 2015, Trey’s interest in photography developed in parallel with his duties as a visual editor and his growing concern for the state of the world and its troubling trajectory. He felt a moral imperative to take an active role in documenting the stark reality of modern global society: fast-moving, ruthless, complicated. He is inspired by the power of photography to witness, expose, and explain; its prophetic use as a harbinger of change.

Trey has photographed several stories at home and abroad, including the “black money” demonetization crisis in India, reconstruction efforts in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake, ongoing tensions in the occupied West Bank, the Central American “Migrant Caravan” at the US-Mexico border in 2018-19, and life on the front lines fighting wildfires in the rugged backcountry of the American West.

Since 2017 he has documented the vast and complex homelessness issue plaguing Los Angeles, CA. His intense curiosity and innate humanistic compassion drive his investigation of why, in the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world, over 150,000 people live on the street and suffer the abuse and disenfranchisement that haunts California’s highly visible forgotten.

Trey is interested in the history of land and natural resources, and he is currently documenting stories that have roots on the US West Coast and impacts on a global scale.


Attendee, Chico Portfolio Review - Montana, USA

Shortlisted, FUJIFILM X100 10th Anniversary Photo Contest

Group exhibition, Fuga Centre de Fotografia, with project “City of (Broken Down) Dreams” - Barcelona, Spain

Student, VII Masterclass - Barcelona, Spain

Student, WRKSHP workshop - New York, USA

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