Martin Kollár

April 2005

Slovakian photographer Martin Kollár is no stranger to traveling. His photography regularly takes him all across Europe. So it is a little surprising that the venues he seeks out are frequently small, neighborly events of normal people going about mostly ordinary tasks. Within this framework however, Martin succeeds at capturing extraordinary moments. They are the kind of snippets of life we would love to tell others about, if we ever bothered to notice them. His images hone in on moments that are ever so easily missed. However, once captured on film they stand out with a profound level of humanity. Martin has exhibited his work internationally and is currently working on a book project to be published in Paris. Among other photographic awards, he recently received a Leica Oskar Barnack Award Honorable Mention. When not traveling, Martin lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.