About the Czech photographer, Emil FAFEK (1922-1997)
Emil FAFEK took photographs from the age of 15. He worked in Germany as a sports and photo reporter. In 1944 he had to flee from the National Socialists and went to Prague. There he documented the Prague Uprising in May 1945. His photographs were printed by the newspaper Mladá fronta, where he worked as a photojournalist until 1990. In 1948 he photographed the events of February in the years following the construction of youth, the building of heavy industry and collectivization. Like Josef KOUDELKA, Emil FAFEK also documented the occupation of the Czech Republic in August 1968, but these pictures were not published until November 1989. Emil FAFEK was also a photojournalist for sports: in 1964 he won the third World Press Photo Award in the category 'Sports Photography'.
Photo books by and about the work of Emil FAFEK
'40 let fotoreportérem' (1985)