Czech Press Photo won the picture of a fight in court

Czech Press Photo won the picture of a fight in court
Czech Press Photo won the picture of a fight in court
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“This photo does not only tell about us, although the Czech and Slovak flags are depicted on it. It is an urgent message about the current era, when aggressiveness and a radical approach to solving complex issues are constantly escalating. It secretly sheds light on the rise of populism, which is gaining more and more attention,” said jury chairman Petr Mlch.

Photo of the year

Riots in court

Author: Roman Vondrouš, CTK

“I personally don’t like photographing similar events where conflicts occur, whether it was this event or other demonstrations, happenings. Sometimes it happens that the situation gets heated and starts to mela, as was the case in this case. At first, it didn’t look like the supporters of the defendants would get involved in the fight, but that changed within a few minutes and they clashed with the police, the judicial guard and subsequently with the heavy-duty police. Photojournalists have no choice but to be as close as possible, with the potential risk of getting hit. However, they only take telling pictures because at that moment the situation is extremely unclear and no one knows how it will develop further. There is no time for careful compositions, and it is partly a matter of luck whether you are standing in the right place at the right moment and manage to capture the most important moments that tell about the incident itself,” Roman Vondrouš describes the creation of the series.

Photo of the year according to Czech Press Photo by Roman Vondrouš. | Roman Vondrouš

The winners of the individual categories were announced on January 31 at the National Museum on Wenceslas Square. The entire Czech Press Photo 2023 exhibition will be on view in the New Building of the National Museum from February 1 and will last until July 31, 2024. In total, more than 470 printed photos and over 240 digital images from 120 authors will be on display. An accompanying program will also be part of the exhibition.

The expert jury consisted of: the chairman of the jury – editor-in-chief of the ČTK photo bank Petr Mlch, Belgian photographer Nick Hannes from Panos Pictures, Czech photographer and documentarian Dana Kyndrová, EPA reportage photographer Filip Singer and director of Panos Pictures Adrian Evans from Great Britain.

Current affairs category

Earthquake in Turkey

Author: Martin Divíšek, EPA

The winner of the News category is Martin Divíšek with a series of photographs from the earthquake in Turkey. | Martin Divíšek

The winner of the News category is Martin Divíšek with a series of photographs from the earthquake in Turkey. | Martin Divíšek

Prague grant

Prague in transformation

Author: Vít Šimánek, CTK

The Prague grant, which is the second main prize of the competition, was won by Vít Šimánek from ČTK, who will spend a year documenting areas of the metropolis that are undergoing or will soon undergo a major transformation.

“The neglected places of the capital are finally being brought back to life, even if it will take years. The selected set of images is testimony to this state and the time we are in,” comments Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda on the selection of the winner.

Vít Šimánek is the winner of the Prague Grant category. | Vit Šimánek

Vít Šimánek is the winner of the Prague Grant category. | Vit Šimánek

“The Czech Press Photo competition is slowly approaching its 30th anniversary since its foundation. We are happy that such a large number of high-quality images have arrived in the competition this year, and we know from the attendance of previous exhibitions that people appreciate journalistic photography,” added the director of Czech Photo, Veronika Souralová.

Category Reportage

President Peter Pavle’s trip to the Castle

Author: Lukáš Bíba, Economia, as

The winner of the Reportage category was Lukáš Bíba with a set called President Petr Pavel’s Journey to the Castle | Lukáš Bíba

The winner of the Reportage category was Lukáš Bíba with a set called President Petr Pavel’s Journey to the Castle | Lukáš Bíba

The winner of the Reportage category was Lukáš Bíba with a set called President Petr Pavel’s Journey to the Castle | Lukáš Bíba

Category Everyday life

Kyiv at night

Author: Petr Topič, Mafra, as

Petr Topič won the Everyday Life category with his series from nighttime Kyiv. | Petr Topic

Petr Topič won the Everyday Life category with his series from nighttime Kyiv. | Petr Topic

Petr Topič won the Everyday Life category with his series from nighttime Kyiv. | Petr Topic

Category People who are being talked about

Robert Fico returns

Author: Tomáš Benedikovič, Diary N

The images Robert Fico is back by Tomáš Benediković won the People Who Are Talked About category. | Tomáš Benediković,

The images Robert Fico is back by Tomáš Benediković won the People Who Are Talked About category. | Tomáš Benediković,

The images Robert Fico is back by Tomáš Benediković won the People Who Are Talked About category. | Tomáš Benediković,

Category Portrait

We too were supposed to disappear in Russia

Author: Milan Jaroš, Respect

Milan Jaroš won in the Portrait category. | Milan Jaros,

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