Petr Toman is a freelance photojournalist, documentary journalist and photo editor. Worked many years as a creative director and photo editor for Boomerang Communications, leader B2B publishing company in the Czech Republic. He cooperates as photo editor, journalist and photographer with Reporter magazine and visual platform FotoRoom. Petr is also founder new age publishing platform and slow-journalism project Noba.
After several years of work for a daily newspapers he abandoned traditional journalism and moved his focus to long-term social-documentary projects. His photojournalism work focuses on social documentary projects, which involve a long lasting approach, understanding and keen interest.
He covers traumatic and post-traumatic psychological problems in war veterans or people confronted with extreme violence or political change. For several years he has been examining the psychological impact the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster had on the lives of people from Northern Ukraine. In the past year he has intensively covered war in Eastern Ukraine and its impact on human psyche. Together with stories of people whose lives have been affected by the conflict Toman's pictures are telling of changing values of things and deeds.
For a long period of time he has now been cooperating with the legend of photojournalism, Antonín Kratochvíl. In 2014 he was shortlisted as one of the VII Mentor program candidates.
Toman is a regular prize grabber in international competitions POYi, The Best of Photojournalism NPPA, Czech Press Photo, IPA Award, SocialDocumentary. While he publishes in Reportér Magazín, Echo 24, ČiliChili, The Prager Zeitung.
2016 - Magazine Picture Editor of the Year NPPA, 2015 - The Best of Photojournalism NPPA, 2013 - POYI