Akos Stiller was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1982. From 2007 he worked as a staff photojournalist for hvg for more than 10 years. Currently Akos takes assignments for the New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, Spiegel, Stern, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and Washington Post amongst others.

Over the years Akos has won 20 awards in the Hungarian Pictures of the Year, and has been selected for the prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass in 2014, organised by World Press Photo. With his picture story on the Hungarian farmlands, in 2015 Akos has been awarded a first place in feature picture story category in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi).