Petr Toman

Photojournalist / Photography Editor / Based in Prague

Petr Toman is a photojournalist and photo editor. Works as a content director and photo editor for Fundament Creative. He cooperates as photo editor with Reporter magazine and visual platform FotoRoom. After several years of work for a... read on
Focus: Photographer, Journalist, Photo Editor
Skills: Photo Editing, Editorial Design, Art Direction, Photojournalism
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Available in Prague
Focused on Photographer, Journalist, Photo Editor
Skilled at Photo Editing, Editorial Design, Art Direction, Photojournalism
Coverage Regions: Europe
Years of experience: More than 10

Petr Toman is a photojournalist and photo editor. Works as a content director and photo editor for Fundament Creative. He cooperates as photo editor with Reporter magazine and visual platform FotoRoom.

After several years of work for a daily newspapers he abandoned traditional journalism and moved his focus to long-term social-documentary projects. His photojournalism work focuses on social documentary projects, which involve a long lasting approach, understanding and keen interest.

He covers traumatic and post-traumatic psychological problems in war veterans or people confronted with extreme violence or political change. For several years he has been examining the psychological impact the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster had on the lives of people from Northern Ukraine. In the past year he has intensively covered war in Eastern Ukraine and its impact on human psyche. Together with stories of people whose lives have been affected by the conflict Toman's pictures are telling of changing values of things and deeds.

For a long period of time he has now been cooperating with the legend of photojournalism, Antonín Kratochvíl. In 2014 he was shortlisted as one of the VII Mentor program candidates. 

Toman is a regular prize grabber in international competitions POYi, The Best of Photojournalism NPPA, Czech Press Photo, IPA Award, SocialDocumentary. While he publishes in Reportér Magazín, Echo 24, ÄŒiliChili, The Prager Zeitung. 

Petr is founder and editor in chef of Edited Magazine – the visual platform about picture editing and editorial photography.