metropoLIVES – this long-term ongoing project deals with lives of people living in European cities – metropolises. Metropolis does not to be only the capital but all cities that represent an important cultural, social or political place. Both man and the surrounding environment (space) are important here, especially their interaction. Images can take sometimes the form of visual diaries or daily records of journeys and contacts with people and places. What matters is what is not visible, the image is a question and the answer can be sought.
Jiří Havrda (www.jirihavrda.com) is an architect and freelance photographer living in Prague, Czech Republic. While traveling in North America, Africa, China and Europe he is photographing social themes, people’s lives and the different environments in which they live. Recently it has been repeatedly photographic records of fragments, often abstracted, which take the form of diaries (series metropoLIVES, City diary or Untold memories). He cooperates with Czech NGOs People in Need and ADRA, for which he photographed projects supporting humanism and human rights. He is a co-founder of the Skupina , a free association of photographers from Bohemia, Moravia and Austria (www.28mm.cz).