David Sladek

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

David Sládek is a Czech independent photojournalist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to the UK more than a decade and a half ago he has been focusing his photographic work on people, their lives and emotions.
His long term projects are based both in the UK and in the former Eastern bloc. Since 2010, Sládek has been photographing the ordinary life of people in the Slovak village of Šumiac, known to the world thanks to the work of photographer Markéta Luskačová. While working with the Serbian diaspora in London, Sládek turned his attention to the crimes in the WW2 fascist Independent State of Croatia and interviewed survivors in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, publishing his first book Unspoken Genocide in 2017. At the same time, back in the UK, he started photographing the phenomenon of British car boot sales and, for the last seven years, intensively capturing protests and demonstrations in London for his biggest project to date called Into the Streets. He has photographed well over 200 rallies of all sizes and topics, including Brexit, Black Lives Matter and the ongoing Iranian revolution Woman Life Freedom.
Sládek is a keen advocate of black and white and street photography and a co-organiser of Šumiacky Fotofest - festival of photography, art, music and folklore in Šumiac. He is currently studying at the Institute of Creative Photography (ITF) in Opava, CZ