Galerija Fotografija

Milan Jaros: In the capital of concrete, China 2010

Milan Jaros: In the capital of concrete, China 2010

Wednesday, January 25, 2012Saturday, February 25, 2012


Ljubljana, Slovenia

Milan Jaros
IN THE CAPITAL OF CONCRETE
China, 2010

25.1. - 25.2. 2012

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, 25 January 2012, at 8 pm in Galerija Fotografija Gallery

Selection and production: Emzin
Co-production: Galerija Fotografija

Milan Jaros was born in 1979 in Prague. Between 1994 and 1998 he studied photography at the School of Graphic Arts and in 2004 graduated at the School of Photography FAMU in Prague. During his study he made the reportage about the Roman community in Slovakia and got interested in documentary photography. Currently he works for Respekt magazine (www.respekt.cz), known for its investigative journalism and in-debt articles. In his photography opus he is mostly covering Czech social topics like Romany community, rising of racism, homosexual prostitution, agricultural life and crises situations in Georgia, Lebanon, Israel.

His work has been published in legendary NY Times, International Herald Tribune, l´Hebdo, Courriere International, Chicago Tribune, Respekt and Reflex. In 2009 he won UniCredit Bank Young Photo Award, as well as the 1st prize for daily life stories at Czech Press Photo 2009. In the same year he was granted Prague Mayor's grant for portraits and received the 2nd prize at Unicef Photo Award. In 2010 he again won the Czech Press Photo award: he received the 3rd prize for Spot News category and the honorable mention in Everyday Life category.

"Chongqing is probably the largest metropolis of the World that you have never heard of – 32 million people live in its administrative borders, X million in its urban area. It should become the future of China, the crossroad where the riches of the coastal provinces find their way to the still impoverished hinterland. The Beijing government would like to build this megalopolis on the Yangtze River into a Chinese version of Chicago, which was the 19th century embarkation ramp on which the riches of the East coast flowed to the West. Therefore the central government invests billions of dollars. The local economy grows twice as fast as the Chinese average and foreign companies are beginning to follow the government. They can pay lower salaries to their workers here then on the East coast where workers´ strikes proliferate from year to year..."

Tomas Lindner – Respekt, Prague, November 2011

Accompanying event of the 18th Emzin contest Photo of the Year 2012