Imrich Veber (1987, Czech Republic)

From: NH20, 2014

Documentary photographer Imrich Veber studied art and photography in the Czech Republic where he currently lives and works. His photography has been published in several books and exhibited throughout Europe. For the series NH20 Imrich photographed the inhabitants of the small village Nové Heřminovy. The government of the Czech Republic has decided to build a dam that will cause the valley to flood and submerge the village. Meanwhile, villagers go on with their lives: they go to work, come home, spend time with family and friends and celebrate annual events. Nobody knows exactly when the dam will be build and for how long they are to remain in their childhood homes. Imrich’s photographs give us an interesting and realistic glimpse into the rural live of this Eastern European country, their social conditions and the absurdity of government decisions these people have to deal with.

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