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2 Mar 2016 18:00 - 2 Apr 2016


A retrospective exhibition of photojournalist Jan Šibík, who regularly visits the outbreaks of conflicts and humanitarian disasters.

The set contains 80 large-format photographs taken over the last 25 years. The exhibition consists of photographs depicting the testimony of humanitarian disasters nineties, such as the famine in Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia, war conflicts in Rwanda, Chechnya, South Africa, Kosovo, Albania, Palestine, the earthquake in Turkey, massacres in Sierra Leone, but also events later, such as devastating tsunami, the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and Liberia, misery in refugee camps in Angola, the Haitian earthquake or crisis in eastern Ukraine.

The concept of the exhibition builds on the successful project called Ďábel v nás (The Devil Within Us), for the purposes of foreign presentation. However, it is enriched with 13 previously unpublished photos. The photos capture the current exodus of refugees into Europe. The whole collection of photographs will then go from Prague to Berlin, the Vatican and Istanbul. Presentation of the latter two destinations was created in cooperation with the embassies.

In 2004, one of the most prominent contemporary reportage photographer Jan Šibík took the  third place in the World Press Photo competition. In the Czech Press Photo competition was awarded in different categories, a total of forty-five awards, including the top prizes. Three times he was awarded in Fujifilm Press Photographer. He has won the main prize at the international competition of photographic calendars Golden Prisma Award twotimes. Jan Šibík is a laureate of the Cena 1. června award by the city of Pilsen for spreading the ideas of democracy and defense of human rights.

Photographer published to date three photographic publications: Kdyby všechny slzy světa (1997),  Ďábel v nás (2001) and a book Stories (2006), which map Šibík's work in 2001-2005.



Jan Šibík
602 342 968


The exhibition is organized by the Czech Centres in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and this year's One World Festival.






Rytířská 31
110 00 Prague 1


From: 2 Mar 2016 18:00
To: 2 Apr 2016


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