„Kreminna, trenches of Ukrainian troops, mid-March 2023. It's a clear night, but the trench is dark, the space illuminated only by the flickering flame of a candle. It is twenty minutes to midnight. I am on the zero line, the line of contact between the Russian and Ukrainian troops. An artillery battle is raging all around. I'm scared. The same fear that all soldiers on the zero line have.“
On September 27, 2020, Turkey-backed Azerbaijan invaded the Nagorno-Karabakh region, an enclave controlled by Armenia for the past 30 years. The war was supposed to be a blitzkrieg, yet the Armenians managed to defend themselves for 44 days. The brutal fighting, which the soldiers described as a massacre, was stopped by a ceasefire mediated by Russia. The war claimed about 10,000 dead soldiers on both sides of the conflict and 146 dead civilians. Thousands of people are still missing.
March 2020. Czech Republic was paralyzed by a pandemic of a new coronavirus from China. The borders are closing. Reporter Lenka Klicperová cannot move anywhere - not to war-torn Syria or Somalia. However, the front line is suddenly clearly outlined completely elsewhere - in Czech hospitals. How did Czech doctors cope with a pandemic that affected the whole world? What made them better than the others?
What has been happening in the increasingly confusing Syrian conflict since 2019? Reporters Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová follow the last battle with the Islamic State, spend time between detained jihadists and their wives, and document the Turkish invasion in North-east Syria.
A book depicting the life and work of one of the best Czech photographers, Antonin Kratochvil. AK 47 - Antonin Kratochvil, born 1947. The first publication, not only dedicated to the photographs of this world-famous artist and a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, but also to what he experienced while taking his most famous photos. Kratochvil narrates and his fascinating stories are recorded by the journalist and photographer Lenka Klicperová with whom Kratochvil worked on the project for more than three years.
Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová have been great friends and have made a well-coordinated journalist team for 10 years. In 2008 they were brought together by a common interest in the fate of raped women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then they have taken many trips together, written hundreds of articles, made dozens of television reports, and published two books (In Sight of the Islamic State I and In Sight of the Islamic State II).
The war, Islamic State, abductions, torture, slaughter, orange robes, rape, bombings, refugees… and fear. Those words come to everyone’s mind in connection with the Syrian conflict and the journalists Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová were no exception when they started playing with the idea of going to Syria and to travel as far as Kobani, a city which has become the Stalingrad of the Middle East. A city which was the first to get rid of the Islamic State terrorists.
‘In Sight of the Islamic State’ was a successful publication which described dramatic experiences of two respected journalists Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová on the frontline and inside the Syrian city of Kobani when it was slowly rising from ruins.
Lenka Klicperová, Olga a Václav Šilha
Hardcover, 20 pages, 24.7 × 29 cm, Czech
This photo book was written by three Czech authors who specialize in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The eloquent images illustrate the stories of people and animals and the dramatic descriptions of their situation and origins. The project is a unique link of two different perspectives: a female and a male photographer. Each photographer concentrates on distinct subjects and interprets them differently.
Hardcover, 240 pages, 24.7 × 29 cm, in Czech
This photo book introduces Sub-Saharan Africa, the beauty of its countryside, and its disappearing customs and traditions. It also looks into the burning issues the continent is troubled with. The book introduces unique images of the local people and animals supplemented with texts.