Pavel Dufek, a photographer born in 1972 in Prague, Czech Republic, has a true passion for capturing life’s fascinating moments. His journey began with studio and portrait photography, but over time, he discovered his love for “live photography” – the art of documenting the vibrant essence of the streets and the heartfelt stories of people.
Pavel’s photographs possess a remarkable ability to breathe life into his subjects, sharing their emotions and connections with the world. Each image he creates encompasses a sense of genuine authenticity, beauty, and humanity that is truly awe-inspiring.
In recent years, Pavel has delved into the captivating realm of color street photography while occasionally take photographs in black and white. He embraces digital photo technology for most of his work, yet he occasionally rekindles his passion for classic film. It’s worth noting that Pavel prefers to approach his craft with a manual touch, meticulously and artfully avoiding the use of autofocus.
Furthermore, Pavel actively collaborates with fellow photographers and visual artists to curate captivating exhibitions, mesmerizing books, and catalogues that celebrate the art of storytelling through imagery.
He is a member of Neo-Dadaist association “Rozbřesk” founded in the 80s of the last century.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 – LIDÉ / PEOPLES, Galerie Kafé Kamzík
2021 – exhibition: Pavel Dufek, MOJE OČI / MY EYES, KC Beseda Klánovice
2019 – Moments of the Streets
2016 – Exhibition of Wedding Photographs
2013 – exhibition Čelákovice Evening Run
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023 – PELMEL 2023, Galerie Café Kamzík
2023 – Leica Gallery Prague
2022 – STREET DREAMERS, group exhibition, two photographers
2022 – Prague Street Photography, Group exhibition, NAPA Gallery
2019 – III. exhibition PSP Public
Leica Master Shots Collection
ARTIST’S PBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES
Prague Street Photography Catalog 2020-2021
Prague Street Photography Catalog 2019
ZIN book SHADOW
2022 Prague Street Photography Public Gallery – Fotografie Way of Sun
2022 Leica Fotografie Internacional Gallery – Master Shot – In the Cine
2022 Leica Fotografie Internacional Gallery’s Selection – image Girl on the Stairs
2019 WPE – International Photographers Awards >>
2019 Masters Class Photographers – selected work in Documentary Photograph
2019 Best of Prague Street Photography – selected photo
2018 Your Perfect Wedding Photographer Awards
2016 Fearless Photographer
2021 – EUROPEAN MARTELIVE EMERGING ARTISTS CONTEST, Jury in Photography
2019 – Rozhovor, Interview
2021, 2022 – I teach 300 children in the Day for School project about photography