In 1968, as Russian tanks were rolling into his native Czechoslovakia, young Dojc summering in London became, abruptly, “refugee.” And soon, that status shifted again, to immigrant, as Dojc made his way to Canada. In the decades since, the photographer has made Toronto his home, and the world both his subject and his host.
Dojc is best known for his observational approach to the past, with its alloy of subjectivities, empathy, and intimacy. Since the late 1990s, he has been documenting Slovakia's last living Holocaust survivors and the country’s abandoned synagogues, schools, and cemeteries for a series called Last Folio. Now, he has shifted to exploring the histories of descendants in North Is Freedom.