Dvorakova & Fischer
|Alena Dvořáková /1970/ and Viktor Fischer /1967/ Czech Republic are graduates of Still Photography Department, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. They have been working together on photographic projects since 1992. They gradually stopped authorizing photographs and publish and present their work in exhibitions as joint authors. They organised dozens of author’s exhibitions and participated in numerous joint exhibitions and photographic projects. They focus on humanitarian photography and act as curators of photographic exhibitions in this field.|
|Awards and grants Alena Dvorakova & Viktor Fischer:|
|2006||Luminary of Czech Photography 2005 - bronz medal, by Asociation of Professional Photographers of Czech Republic|
|2006||Grant of Prague Suchdol, together with Ing. Věra Dvořáková – Janů, CSc|
|1999 - 2005||eleven Czech Press Photo prizes incuding UNICEF prize|
|2002||World Press Photo – Joop Swart Masterclass 2002 - Nomination|
|2002||Leica Oscar Barnack Award – final, best six participants|
|2000||Honeywell grant – Villages in Prague, together with Ing. Věra Dvořáková – Janů, CSc|
|2000||Grant of Prague 6 – Villages in Prague|
|2000||Grant of Prague 1 - for exhibition of Mission – Kazakhstan in the Prague House of Photography|
|Awards and grants Alena Dvorakova:|
|2001||World Press Photo - Joop Swart Masterclass 2001 - Nomination|
|1996 - 1999||Czech Photo Grant - Photography of Czech Society, long term project sponsored by PRO HELVETIA, with other Czech photographers|
|Awards and grants Viktor Fischer:|
|1998||Czech Press Photo – 2nd prize (Daily Life - Series) Onšovice Farm|
|1997||Grant of Universities’ Development Fund (FRVŠ), in cooperation with Ing.Věra Dvořáková – Janů, CSc. (Onšovice Farm)|
|1994||Grant for Koridor project /under the leadership of Jaroslav Bárta - FAMU/|
Fishermen Community in Humpolec, CZ
The fishermen community in Humpolec has almost a hundred years’ tradition, it associates 500 members who administer 40 ponds. It is a non-professional association the members of which carry out all activities in their free time.
The Gale in High Tatras, Slovakia
On 19th November 2004 the wind in Hight Tatras, Slovakia reached the speed of 180 km per hour and caused a disaster of the century.
Jan Paul II Mass in Krakow
Pope John Paul II died April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. The Mass in Krakow, Poland, April 8, 2005.
Tricolor, a Norwegian ship, shipwrecked in fog after a collision with Bahamas craft Kariba in the Channel in one of the busiest maritime routes on 14 December 2002.
Tanker Prestige with 77 thousand tons of oil on board crashed 50 kilometres West of Cape Finisterre on South-West coast of Pyrenean peninsula on 13 November 2002.
Missions, Czech Republic
Democratic development in Czechoslovakia was shattered for several decades by communist coup in 1948 and the following period was characterised by stagnating political, economic and social life as well as general oppression and lack of freedom.
Missions, Argentina - Chile
Economic issues in Argentina, formerly one of the most advanced and wealthiest countries of the world, were deepening in the second half of the last century and culminated with national bankruptcy in 2001.
Missions, South Africa
More than 42 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, the virus causing AIDS
After the division of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan – the ninth largest country worldwide – started on its own journey.
Villages in Prague, CZ
Villages in Prague, Czech Republic (photographic and sociological document)
Onšovice Farm, CZ
Onšovice, a village of fifteen farmhouses half way between Humpolec and Pelhřimov, there has never been a pub and it does not have a shop.
Zahradka at Zelivka River, CZ
1995 – 1997 a project focused on a small town of Zahrádka, Czech Republic (established in 11th century) that was destroyed in the seventies due to the construction of Želiv dam.