Prague, Czech Republic
The author was born in 1979 in the Czech Republic. In her documentaries she´s mainly focused on social topics, life of minorities and socially excluded or rejected groups and individuals, using photography as a medium for telling their stories. She also studies through pictures the mutual relationship between people and their places, the way how they influence each other and create an unique genius loci, which she tries to capture.
Aside this works the author on her authentic visual poetry, based on own life go throughs and deeply personal emotional experiences, visualized in a form of lyrical poem-like photographic series.
2015 - New Dutch Talent 2015
- Video editing
Window of Chanov
Windows of Chanov, one of the gypsy ghettos in Czech Republic. The place has been built 1976 - 1978 as an accommodation for people from parts of city Most torn down to make way for coal mining. The intention was to create an exemplary community for Roma (Gypsies) living and to prove that the socialist state was able to integrate them. At present, many flats have been abandoned and destroyed by inhabitants of Chanov. One whole panel building had to be demolished by city of Most due the hygienic incapacity incurred by Romas´ inability of paying electricity, water and gas supplies and due the persisting neglecting of maintenance of the houses. Windows of Chanov represent the "Chanov Romas" disability to join the "normal" society. They give a surreal face to the place, becoming the symbol of Chanov.