David Sladek

Photographer, journalist @ independent based in Surrey, UK

David Sládek is Czech independent photojournalist and photodocumentarist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade ago he has been focusing his photographic work on... read on
   
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Coverage Regions: Europe Middle East
Languages Spoken: English, Czech, Slovak
Years of experience: More than 10
David Sládek is Czech independent photojournalist and photodocumentarist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade ago he has been focusing his photographic work on life of minorities and subcultures in England.
In 2015 Sládek started working on his largest project to date – Unspoken Genocide – capturing memories and emotions of survivors of WW2 genocide in the fascist Independent State of Croatia. A book bearing the same name was released in April 2017.
For the last three years Sládek has been working on a social documentary project capturing protests and demonstrations in London. Focusing on people and crowd emotions and dynamics rather than usual reportage pictures he has amassed archive of thousands of images of demonstrations small and large on dozens of topics including, of course, Brexit.
Among his other topics are the phenomenon of British car boot sales and life in Slovak village Šumiac.
He is a keen advocate of black and white and street photography.
David Sládek is a co-organiser of Šumiacky Fotofest - festival of photography, art, music and folklore in a Slovak village of Šumiac