Hi, my name is Denisa and I am an artist, photographer, filmmaker and wanderer with an adventurous soul; born in Czech Republic, raised in the small village of Šilheřovice, now based in Samoa, and currently on my twenty-seventh lap around the sun.
I feel like photography has been with me my whole life. It has been my passion ever since I touched my first analog camera and I remember the smell of the dark room and the bright light hitting my eyes, every time I got out, after hours of working and creating under the red light.
I have developed a love for documentary photography as I’ve always been fascinated and inspired by people around me, their lives and their unique stories. Whether I am living in a village and working on plantation in the South Pacific, sleeping and travelling on a train in India, volunteering on organic farms in Oceania, baking a bread underground in Iceland, or just living in my home village, there is always something that inspires me to tell a story, to create, to press a trigger.
2015 - 2018 Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Creative photography (BcA.)
2011 - 2015 High school of Art Ostrava, Czech Republic
Applied Photography and Media
2021 Fa'asinomaga - Life among Samoans, Tiapapata Art Gallery, Samoa, South Pacific Islands
2016 Franz, Gallery Čekárna, Czech republic
2020 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, Maritime Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
2018 Rooms, Prague, Czech Republic
2017 OstravaPhoto, Through different eyes: between security and insecurity, Czech Republic
2016 Rooms, Prague, Czech Republic
2021 DFA - Documentary Family Awards Judges Choice
2021 DFA - Documentary Family Awards Nothing Is Better Than Real Life Finalist
2021 Global Photo Awards Included in 2021 Catalogue
2020 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the year finalist