Fotojatka is a small travelling festival that has been screening great photos in cinemas, cafés and clubs since 2007.
Each event is an evening of projections of an original selection from the best in international and Czech creative and documentary photography that oscillates somewhere between a lecture, stand-up comedy, improvised awkwardness and attempts at solving unexpected technical problems.
We don’t play intellectuals, we make Fotojatka for everyone even remotely interested in photography. We screen stuff that makes an art critic happy, but that your mum will understand, too.
Portrait, conceptual photography, documentary or humour – but always different from what you’d expect.
More places will be added with time.
The largest Chinese river Yangtze as a metaphor of change. Contrast between the landscape, the individual and the civilization. The famous series of the world-renowned photographer exceeds its geographic and historic roots: it's a meditation over human recklessness and fragility, a poem about things that exceed us.
The unmistakable style of the conceptual Ukrainian duo brings together landart, body art and fashion photography. Dreamy, surreal compositions reflect on the relationship and interdependency of human and nature, as well as on the ways humans and nature alter each other, irreversibly.
Intimate and raw look into one unconventional life. Losing, seeking and finding oneself. The atmosphere of one of two Prague gay bars of the 1980s. Black years in exile. Love polygons in a drunken haze as a way to cope with the filth of Prague streets during socialism...
Every day, the young Thai photographer hits the streets of Bangkok to bring home a new photo. The best captures from his trips were published in the book "Good Day Bad Day But Everyday", which Fotojatka is proud to present in the form of a slideshow this year.
Grain silos are visual dominants of the Czech landscape, resembling the castles of the Middle Ages. Despite their
prominence and variability they have become almost invisible to us. Through his unusual photos, Lukáš Tofan pays them an original hommage.
A varied selection of the best documentary shots from the past few years by the Czech photographer and award-winning EFA member. His photos were published by Der Spiegel, Photo, Newsweek, The New York Times, Guardian, El Mundo, Le Figaro, Stern and others.
São Paulo as the main character of the Brazilian photographer's series. Streets full of prostitutes, drugs, hobos. The title "My Sweet Paradise" might seem ironic, but the author points out that both the life of a beggar and a millionaire is just a search for happiness.
Vast spaces, tall towers and huge tanks, miles of pipes and cables, endless empty corridors. A trip to the logical, complex and secret world, accessible only to a select few, yet lying at the core of our civilization: power plants, dams, nuclear waste deposits, refineries and tankers...
The breathtaking images of interiors are created from gathered material - photos, paintings on glass or cutouts - on a table in the English artist's studio using the traditional film technique - matte painting. Welcome on the edge between the believable and the imaginary.
For an artist, taking pics of one's own family is always a risky task. Won't the pics be too intimate? Won't children's joy look too kitschy? The work of the father of six, living with his family in French coutryside, are more than a documentary of one unconventional way of life.
Young Slovak photographer and fimmaker will introduce three documentary cycles at the festival: shots from senior citizen dance parties, photos from satellite suburbs and a series of portraits of young people with mental disabilities on the verge of entering the "real" world.