Oldřich Malachta

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*1978, Jeseník

He focuses on long-term social documents of today’s society. He deals with topics such as the unemployment in smaller towns, folk customs and the country life phenomena in Central and Eastern Europe. To illustrate the social conditions he often uses landscape and subjective photography. His style is straightforward and honest. He avoids action photography and photojournalism. “My photography is about emotional experience. It has to strike me. I have to understand the story, the emotions and blend into the topic. It takes a while. You have to experience it; only then the story is real.”

Currently he is enrolled in master studies of photography with Silesian University in Opava and he finishes two long term photography projects - documentary publication about czech tramping and subjective project from Armenia.

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