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Land
2010

Land

Evzen Sobek

LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

All across the world people are moving from rural areas to cities – but many city-dwellers continue to yearn for the countryside. In the south of the Czech Republic, you can find some of them on the banks of a large reservoir. They have built extravagantly designed second homes there, and plunge into the magic of the region. In LIFE IN BLUE Evzen Sobek asks how this vacation community is structured and functions – but also, what motivates people to become so absorbed in a strange sort of void for a longer or shorter time. Is it the meditative quality of the countryside? The ease with which they can make informal contacts, far from their hectic urban existence? Or is it an urge to be part of a compact community, something that is impossible in the city? Sobek's almost unearthly images give no answers, but they leave the questions smouldering in your mind for a long time.

  • LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

    All across the world people are moving from rural areas to cities – but many city-dwellers continue to yearn for the countryside. In the south of the Czech Republic, you can find some of them on the banks of a large reservoir. They have built extravagantly designed second homes there, and plunge into the magic of the region. In LIFE IN BLUE Evzen Sobek asks how this vacation community is structured and functions – but also, what motivates people to become so absorbed in a strange sort of void for a longer or shorter time. Is it the meditative quality of the countryside? The ease with which they can make informal contacts, far from their hectic urban existence? Or is it an urge to be part of a compact community, something that is impossible in the city? Sobek's almost unearthly images give no answers, but they leave the questions smouldering in your mind for a long time.

  • LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

  • LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

  • LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

  • LIFE IN BLUE (Czech Republic, 2006-2009)

Biography

Evzen Sobek (Czechoslovakia, 1967) was trained as a technical draughtsman, before transferring to the Institute for Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, The Czech Republic. He photographed gypsies in Brno and showed his series Ecce Homo in Jordan, Israel, Japan and other countries. In Japan he won the Grand Prix of the MiO Photo Award.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00