Thursday, July 14, 2011

Photographer #334: Evžen Sobek

Evžen Sobek, 1967, Czech Republic, is a documentary photographer. In 2011 he released his monograph Life in Blue. It contains images that explore the leisure-time activities at a created reservoir in the south-east of the Czech Republic. It raises question on why people from urban environments decide to spend weekends to entire years at this often uncozy campsite. Sobek currently continues his Life in Blue series covering other places in Europe. In 2010 the series got an honorable mention at the LensCulture Awards.  In an earlier series called Home Sweet Home he already focused on leisure-time activities of the Czech people and the grand changes in freedom after the fall of the communist regime. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the US. The following images come from the series Life in Blue, Hidden Landscapes and Home Sweet Home.


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