Oldřich Malachta
*1978, lives in Prague.

He focuses on long-term social documents of today’s society. He deals with topics such as the unemployment in smaller towns, folk customs and the country life phenomena in Central and Eastern Europe. To illustrate the social conditions he often uses landscape and subjective photography. His style is straightforward and honest. He avoids action photography and photojournalism. “My photography is about emotional experience. It has to strike me. I have to understand the story, the emotions and blend into the topic. It takes a while. You have to experience it; only then the story is real.”

Currently he is enrolled in studies of photography with Silesian University in Opava.


Education
Institute of Creative Photography, Opava, Czech Republic


Awards
2015 Czech Press Photo - III prize, for picture story in category Arts and Entertainment, Amusement Park                                                                                                                                                   

2015    Czech Press Photo - honorary mention, for picture story in category Portrait, Still believe


Solo exhibitions

2017    Marten    Ostrava Photo / Ostrava / Czech Republic   

2016    Fotografie - Oldřich Malachta  Opera Gallery / Ostrava / Czech Republic 

2015    Camp    Amadeus Gallery / Olomouc / Czech Republic


Selected group Exhibitions

2017    Miejsca osobiste. Mloda czeska fotografie / Behind the Mountain Wall / Bytom / Poland

2017     European Month of Photography in Luxembourg / Behind the Mountain Wall / Luxembourg

2016     Quarter of a Century 1990-2015- ITF Opava / Behind the Mountain Wall
               The Museum of Moravian Slovakia / Uherské Hradiště
2016     Quarter of a Century  1990-2015- ITF Opava / Behind the Mountain Wall / Prague City Gallery
2016     J. E. E. P. / ITF / Behind the Mountain Wall / Paris

2016     25 LET ITF / Behind the Mountain Wall / Gallery 4 / Cheb / CR    

2015     Czech Press Photo 2015 / Still believe / OLD TOWN HALL Photo Gallery / Prague / CR  

               Czech Press Photo 2015 / Amusement Park / OLD TOWN HALL Photo Gallery / Prague

               25 LET ITF / Medium Gallery / Behind the Mountain Wall / Bratislava / Slovakia

               Prague Photo / ITF / Behind the Mountain Wall / Prague / CR

2014     F-FESTIVAL / Camp / Brno / CR

               Czech Press Photo 2014 / Camp / OLD TOWN HALL Photo Gallery /Prague / CR       

               Prague Photo / ITF / Camp / Prague / CR


Collective magazines

noba magazine

50/50

Press Publications
50/50, Lidovky, Font, Čilichili, noba.magazine, Atelier, Denik, Listy, Foto...