About

Portrait of Petr Borovec by photographer Radovan Stastny. Photo © 2020 Radovan Stastny

Petr Borovec is a Czech photographer based in Ostrava. He was born in 1966 in former Czechoslovakia.

The first time he looked into the viewer of father’s TLR camera he was just a child. He spent long hours in the darkroom with him, learning how to process black and white films and to make darkroom prints.

Influenced by the work of many famous Czech photographers, especially Josef Sudek, he became increasingly interested in creative photography after completing obligatory military service.

He had quit photography several times only to return to it after a while with humility. He picked up the camera again in 2016. And while trying to become a professional photographer, he found that creative freedom is the most important thing for him.

Solo Exhibitions

iPhonegrafia /2018-2020/, Kamrlik fotografie, Ostrava (CZ), 2020 – 2021
Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmir, Ostrava (CZ), 2019

Group Exhibitions

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Lodz (PL), 2004
150 Years of Photography, Prague (CZ), 1989

Representation In Private Collections

MSS company, Ostrava (CZ)
TEMAX tech company, Uhersky Brod (CZ)
U Hrabenky guesthouse, Petrovice (CZ)

Photobook

Catalogues

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, 2004
150 Years of Photography, 1989

Media

Awards

The 32nd International Artavita Online Art Contest, Certificate of Excellence, Artavita, Santa Barbara (USA), 2019
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Selection by a professional jury, Foundation of Visual Education (PL) & Nikon Polska Ltd., 2004

Series and Projects

Seeking the Beauty II, from 2022
iPhonegrafia II, from 2022
Feeling of the Moment, from 2019-2021
iPhonegrafia, 2018-2020