Újezd 19, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

12. 10.–25. 11. 2012 WAR PHOTOGRAPHER – GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ

© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: American soldiers push a car belonging to an Iraqi man near Baghdad, Iraq, 13 June 2007© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Soldier of the Free Syrian Army shoots from a house in Aleppo, Syria, 14 August 2012
© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Cars belonging to the army of Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi explode as a result of coalition bombing between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, Libya, 20 March 2011© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Demonstrator in front of a burning barricade in Cairo, Egypt, 28 January 2011
© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Member of US Marine Corps watches as the statue of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is pulled down at Firdaus Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, 9 April 2003© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Sergeant of US Marine Corps faces Taliban attack, Afghanistan, 18 May 2008
© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Palestinian boy on the wall dividing Gaza and Egypt, Palestinian flag flies the background. 26 January 2008© GORAN TOMAŠEVIČ, Reuters: Demonstrator holding an Israeli flag in the line of water cannon, Gaza, 18 July 2005

Goran Tomaševič is one of the most distinguished war photographers of conflicts in the contemporary world. He was born in Belgrade in 1969. He started working as a photographer for the Serbian daily newspaper Politika in 1991, and for Reuters during the mass demonstrations against president Svobodan Milosevic in 1996. He photographed in Kosovo from 1997 and was one of the few journalists who stayed in Pristina during the NATO bombing in 1999. He was a reporter in Iraq during the Saddam Hussein regime and was there in 2003 when the government collapsed. He is the author of the famous picture of the toppling of the symbol of dictatorship - the giant statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. He photographed in Jerusalem during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and later moved to Egypt. He is the author of big reportages on presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan, earthquake in Kashmir, elections and referendum on the independence of South Sudan, miners in Mozambique, Olympic Games in Sydney and US Army operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He photographed the revolution in Egypt, Libya and Syria and conflicts between North and South Sudan. In 2003, 2005 and 2011 he was named Reuters Photographer of the Year, and in 2008 his photograph became the Picture of the Year. He is the recipient of many prestigious international awards. Czech photographer, Peter Josek, who has known Tomasevic since his photographic beginnings, says: ”Goran is an exceptional photographer and his photographic passion knows no fear.” The most famous photographer of all times, Robert Capa, had the same gift. The exhibition WAR PHOTOGRAPHER in Czech Photo Gallery introduces Goran Tomasevic’ work in the Czech Republic for the first time as part of his jury membership at the 18th Czech Press Photo 2012.

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