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Photojournalist and documentary photographer. Has degree in journalism and experience as press photographer in various local and national newspapers. Left reporting because of fast journalism and style of work to start his own documentary projects. Turning point of his career was the encounter and consequent cooperation with photographer Antonin Kratochvil .
Petr travels a good deal to Ukraine to cover issues of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He discloses its aftermath in its northern parts, dealing with fates of former nuclear disaster liquidators. His liquidator projects have reaped awards in Czech Press Photo, The Best of Photojournalism NPPA and IPA. In the Czech Republic his focus is on the topic of communism getting back to power, project which won him award in the prestigious Picture of the Year International POYI. He devotes most of his time to project on contemporary Czech war veterans, to whom he has managed to gain a unique access. On the story works with foundation Ragibase.
His interests lay in new possibilities in publishing, combination of print and online content. All his projects are audiovisual (photo+video+sound) for further use in multimedia projections. In his work he strives for making best use of his experience both as a journalist and graphic designer. Currently he is enrolled in studies of photography with the Silesian University in Opava.
Petr is co-founder of noba.collective. Noba is new collective of documentary photographers, editors and designers focusing on social features in Central and East Europe. Sign up for the newsletter to get updates on the site progress.Petr Toman 's current location:
Prague , Czech Republic
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