Lecture in language


Tomki Němec (CZE)


„Taking pictures is like hockey or football, everyone tends to tell you how to do it. That is the reason why you have to define your domain - just as I have defined that I want to take pictures in black and white and not in colour.“


He is one of the leading Czech photographers; he has been a personal photographer of Václav Havel for several years. He took pictures of Karel Schwarzenberg's presidential campaign. Many of his photographs have been exhibited around the world and have won prestigious awards. His famous photo of President Václav Havel, surprised by a sea wave, was included in the traveling exhibition World Press Photo. He won the 2004 Czech Press Photo Prize for his collection of Life of a Czech Minority in the Romanian region of Banat.

  He entered the unofficial photographic scene with his work in the 1980s. He has cooperated with foundations in the non-profit sector, participated in grant projects and exhibitions. Between More…