Zsuzsanna Ardó is Hungarian by birth, English by existence, human by inclination, humorous by nature - and a writer and photographer by profession. Her books and articles have been published in various languages, in the UK, US, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Singapore. She has worked as an academic, journalist, editor, and broadcaster; she has translated and edited over 100 feature films, from James Bond to Shakespeare, Her broadcasting experience includes European-wide satellite television series on intercultural communication and management.
Her play, The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger premiered at Harvard and she wrote and directed a short film Allegro Barbaro, a triple-flashback visual poem to music. Culture Shock! Hungary, her social anthropology-cum-travel book, is in its third, expanded edition worldwide, illustrated by her photos. How to be a European: Go Hungarian, and Love Blues: Hungarian Rhapsodies are cultural satires on Hungarians, published as English and Hungarian parallel texts.
She is a member of BAFTA, (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the British Association of Journalists, the founding Chairman of the Hampstead Authors' Society, and the Editor of HASNotes. She has had solo photo exhibitions in Hungary, the UK, the US, Belgium, France, Austria, Luxembourg and India, including the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Delhi, Amnesty International and the European Commission UK Representation in London, and the European Commission in Brussels. She has curated installations and exhibitions, and has been invited to serve on juries of photography competitions internationally.