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Evžen Sobek

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The owner and teacher at the Brno Photo School, an external educator at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Philosophical-Natural Sciences Faculty at the Silesian University in Opava. He works as a freelance photographer as well. He is curator of the photographic galleries FOMA in Brno (1999-2001) and the Artists Gallery in Brno (since 2005).


Besides his earlier experimental work with the photogram technique, he also devotes his time to systematic documentaries – specifically to socially-oriented documentary photography similar to the works of J. Štreit (pictures from the life of the Premonstrate monks at the monastery in Želiv – the collection, Convent / Konvent (1993 – 1994) or the People of the Hlučín Area / Lidé Hlučínska from the 1990s (1994 – 1995). He then gradually moved on to much more ambiguous photographic messages – Roma in the City of Brno / Romové ve městě Brně (1998 – 1999). His work to date culminated in the subjective documentary shots, compiled into the collection, Ecce homo, and created gradually since 1999 in the Czech Republic, France, Portugal and Israel.


In recent years he has created primarily colour documentary series of photographs from the Czech Republic – My Country / Má vlast.

Author of the annotation
Tomáš Pospěch



M.Sc., CAD Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology Brno, Czech Republic
M.A., Creative photography, Institute of Creative Photography, Philosophical Faculty, Silesian University Opava, Czech Republic
Member of art groups not included in ARTLIST.
člen fotografické agentury ChoiceImages


Solo exhibitions
Hidden Landscapes, Reich Steinhof, Poysdorf
Life in Blue, Galerie Zluta Ponorka, Znojmo

Life in Blue, Galerie Artistů, Brno
Home Sweet Home, Galerie113, Bialystok
Life in Blue, Home Sweet Home, Galerie Opera, Ostrava
Gypsies in Brno City, Galerie auf der Pawlatsche, Wien
Gypsies in Brno City, ONE WORLD documentary movies festival, Zlin

War?, GM Gallery, Pardubice

Ecce Homo, Leica Gallery Prague, Prague

Ecce Homo, French Cultural Institute, Amman
Ecce Homo, Leica Gallery, Solms
Ecce Homo, Galerie Artistů, Brno
Ecce Homo, Summer Cultural Festival, Boskovice

Ecce Homo, Fiducia Gallery, Ostrava
Ecce Homo, Many Gallery, Tel Aviv

Ecce Homo, Velryba Gallery, Prague
Ecce Homo, MiO Gallery, Osaka
Ecce Homo, Das BildForum, 6. Internationale Fototage, Herten
Ecce Homo, Aero Gallery, Prague

Sun and Shadow, Ambit Gallery, Praha
Ecce Homo, Zvíkov castle Gallery, Zvíkov
Ecce Homo, Fotogalerie Migros, Thun

Gypsies in Brno City - second chapter, Gallery Špilar, Brno
Ecce Homo, FOMA Gallery, Brno
Ecce Homo, Moravian-Silesian National Theatre - Theatre of Jiří Myron, Ostrava

Gypsies in Brno City, New Town Hall, Brno
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
CHOICE Choice, Fotografic Gallery, Prague
Humor or Irony, Galerie 2piR, Poznan
Second Cities Project, Fotogalerie in Grazer Rathaus, Graz
Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bonn
Czech It, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Fotografia. Festival Internazionale di Roma VIII.edizione

Czech Press Photo, Old Townhall, Prague
Contemporary Czech Photography, PDNB Burt Finger Gallery, Dallas
Kaunas Photo08, Kaunas
Second Cities, Kosice
Who doesn't know history has no future, Leica Gallery Prague, Prague

CHARTA77, Czech Centers, Budapest, ( Budapest, Warsaw, Wien)
Second Cities - Photo Project, Košice
We live here, House of Arts, Opava

Choice, Puffin Cultural Forum, New Jersey
CHOICE - photo agency, Month of Photography, Bratislava

Czech Photography of 20th Century, Městská knihovna, Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Prague
Backlight05, Museum Center Vapriikki, Tampere
National Museum of Photography Collection, Congres Centre of Czech National Bank, Prague

City in Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Fotobienale / Month of Photography,
Museum of Russian History,Moscow
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Las Vegas

M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Waitemata Plaza, Auckland
Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Opera Gallery, Ostrava

Junge tschechische Kunst, Kulturabteilung Bayer, Leverkusen
Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato
Being Black, Archa Theatre, Prague
Czech and Slovak photography of the 1980s and 1990s, Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc
Backlight02, Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere
Czech Documentary Photography, Leica Gallery, New York

M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station, New York
Talentinum, Center of Czech Photography, Prague
Das BildForum, 6. Internationale Fototage, Herten
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Museum of Science, London
Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague

Gypsies in the Czech republic, Brussels
MiO Photo Award, MiO Gallery, Osaka

Another World?, House of Arts, Opava
Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague

New names, Prague House of Photography, Prague
The Studio of Jindřich Štreit, Uherské Hradiště, Cheb, Košice, Cieszyn
On the Edge, Salzstadel Gallery, Regensburg, Český Krumlov, Augsburg
Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Fotogalerie Migros, Thun
Collection of Union of Czech Photographers, Prague
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato
Moravian Gallery, Brno
Museum of Aplied Arts, Prague
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Romany Culture, Brno
National Museum of Photography, Jindřichův Hradec
School of Visual Arts, Osaka
private collections in Europe, Israel, Japan and USA
Other realisations


Advertising Campaign for Hospise in Rajhrad, Rajhrad, Czech Republic

Marta Dohnalova fashion - leading Czech fashion designer catalogue


2005 - 2007

Photographic stories for BLUE SKY - Sky Europe Airlines inflight Magazine covering flight destinations in Europe



photographs for ENGLISH PAGES 2 – documentary film by Marek Sklář, Czech Television





Who is Who in Czech Republic, Zurich



Life in Blue - catalogue acompanying the exhibition, Brno

Old Age - Foundation of Tatana Kucharova Callender 2009, Praha

Second Cities, catalogue of the project's presentation, Kosice



Second Cities - Photo Project, www.2ndcities.net, Košice

Greenpeace Czech Republic Callender 2008, Brno

Po meste, jez je mi souzeno - Brnenska zakouti v poezii, Weles, Brno



Theory of Photography of the Czech Photographic Avantgarde, Master degree diploma work published as lecture notes, Institute of Creative Photography, Opava



Czech Photography of the 20th Century - Guide, Museum of Aplied Arts Prague, Kant, Praha



Photobiennale 2004 – Cinquiéme Mois International de la Photographie á Moscou, Moscow

Ecce Homo, catalogue acompanying the exhibition in Leica Gallery Prague, Brno

CHOICE - Credit Suisse Masterclass Portfolio, Cultural Exchange Foundation, Washington



Institute of Creative Photography - Diploma and Final Portfolios 1998 - 2003, Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University, Opava


Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photograpfic Arts, Kiyosato

Czech and Slovak Photography of the 1980s and 1990s, Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc

Who is Who in the Czech republic 2002, Praha

My point of view - Leica photographic diary 2003, Leica AG, Solms

Backlight02, Museum Centre Vapriiki, Tampere



Ecce Homo, Galeria Velryba and FAMU, Praha

Das BildForum, 6. Internationale Fototage ,Herten

Das Jahrzehnt, Internationaler Preis fur jungen Bildjournalismus 1991 - 2001, BildForum and Agfa, Leverkusen

Love - a celebration of humanity, M.I.L.K. publishing limited, New York

Ecce Homo, catalogue acompanying the exhibition in MiO Gallery, Osaka, Brno



MiO Photo Award, MiO Gallery, Osaka

SCRIPTUM - magazine for literature, arts and life, Olomouc



People of Hlučín Region in 1990s, Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University, Opava

Ecce Homo - Photographs by Evžen Sobek, Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University, Opava



Na rozhraní - Grenzbereiche, Galerie Salzstadel, Regensburg

Other critical texts

Pospěch, Tomáš: Dokument, jenž se hrdě vznáší. Ateliér, 2001, č. 7, s. 6.

Personal texts not included in database

Evžen Sobek: Teoretické práce české fotografické avantgardy. Magisterská diplomová práce publikovaná jako skriptum ITF FPF SU v Opavě, Slezská univerzita, Opava 2004. 120 s. ISBN 800-7248-280-7


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