While residing in the Czech Republic, it makes sense to keep up with its own history as well with being aware of those who are currently helping to document it.
Jan Šibík is a Czech born photojournalist who has traveled to the corners of the Earth to come face to face with dangerous and uncomfortable situations and unveil this bitter truth to the world through his captured images.
Šibík has photographed the end of communism in Europe, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. He has also witnessed massacres, the aftermath of natural disasters and war in numerous countries.
He has won an outstanding number of awards and is noted as the third place winner for the World Press Photo, also obtaining major prizes for the Czech Press Photo. The city of Pilsen also awarded him for promoting the ideals of democracy and the defense of human rights.
Right now you can see some of Šibík’s work in Prague in his exhibition “Ten Years” from February 2nd to April 3rd, 2017. His images try to convey that violence takes many different forms.
This exhibition displays his work from the past 10 years – from the Super Typhoon Yolanda in the philippines, the riots from the earthquake in Haiti, the violence in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Arab Spring, to the conflict in Ukraine and the migrant crisis.
Check it out here:
Old Town Hall – Cloisters and Knights’ Hall
(Staroměstská radnice – Křížová chodba, Rytířský sál)
Staroměstské náměstí 1, Praha 1 – Staré Město, 110 00