Martin Kollar (1971) was born in Zilina, Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic). He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, the Film faculty, camera department. He is currently living in Tokyo, Japan as a freelance photographer and cinematographer.
Today we share his photographic project Cahier. Since 2004 the French city of Clermont-Ferrand has greeted international photographers of great stature with a photographic residency on the city’s theme: “the landscape, background and Inhabitants.” In 2009, Martin traveled to Clermont-Ferrand in order to offer his own vision of the city. Interested in daily life, he tries to capture anonymous and comical, absurd or ironic situations while portraying the particular atmosphere of place.
He received several grants and awards, among others 3ppp photo-stipend, World press photo Joop Swart masterclass, Oscar Barnac Award, honorable mention, SCAM Rodger Pic award, Fuji Film Euro Press Photo Award and Backlight photography Award in Finland. His work has been exhibited in venues such as Maison Europeen de la Photography Paris France, Recontres des Arles in France, Le Château d’Eau Toulouse France,MOCA Shanghai, Guandong Museum of Art in China, House of Photography in Prague and Month of Photography in Krakow, Thessaloniki, Bratislava and Athens.
Visit his website for a closer look at his work.