23 January - 27. February 2014
Evžen Sobek was born in 1967 in Brno, where he attended the University of Technology. He first studied CAD design, but later transferred to the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava. Currently working as a freelance photographer and mentor, the focus of Evžen's work has been on documentary photography.
He received early acclaim for his series depicting the life of Premonstratensian monks in Zeliv, and another focusing on the day-to-day life of Roma living in his hometown. Sobek's work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the School of Visual Arts, Osaka, and the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague. He is the founder of the Brno Photography School and the Fotoframe competition and has held lectures in Osaka in Japan and Portland in USA. Aside from the Czech republic, Sobek has had solo exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Israel, and this year in the prestigious photography gallery ClampArt in New York.