Project info

The government of the Czech Republic has decided to build a dam that will cause the valley to flood and submerge the village of Nove Herminovy. 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 built and for how long they are to remain in their homes. 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.

International Photo Festival Leiden, Netherlands, 2014