591 Exhibition - Jan Sochor
Photos © Jan Sochor
The exhibition has ended
Born in the Czech Republic but he is changing his base between South America and Europe frequently, he has lived and worked in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain and the Czech Republic in the last five years.
Jan Sochor focuses on documentary projects trying to show and tell about the (Latin) American continent, its everyday life, social, political and cultural issues. His photographs and stories have appeared in numerous Czech and international magazines, newspapers and publications, including Sunday Times, National Geographic, Burn magazine, Foto8 etc
His exhibition on 591 Photography consits of three photo essays depicting life in Colombia from different aspects. It is a strong, colorful and violent display of the reality of America. I come to think of some lines from a poem by Pablo Neruda called "América, no invoco tu nombre en vano":
"...un nuevo día tuyo me penetra,
soy y estoy en la luz que me produce,
vivo en la sombra que me determina,
duermo y despierto en tu esencial aurora:
dulce como las uvas, y terrible,
conductor del azúcar y el castigo,..."
It is an excellent exhibition that Jan Sochor shares with us. - Mr Urbano
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