wWtawwTaaFii (What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank II)
Beginner’s guide to young colonialist’s point of view on very complex concepts such as diversity, religion, (in)equality, gender, gods (dis)approved (life)styles and instagrammability; case study : Jerusalem.
Ľuboš Kotlár (*1991, Czechoslovakia): in 2010, after completing secondary school, he began to study photography at the Design School in Bratislava. Since 2012, he has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Department of Photography and New Media, in the Atelier of Ø photos with Doc. Mgr. art. Silvia Saparová, ArtD. In 2014, he was on internship at Aalto University in Helsinki, having studied Visual Culture and Contemporary Art. In 2017, he was on internship at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, studied Photography.
In his freelance work, he deals with problems related to the current social and political situation, especially issues of identity, otherness and relevance of individuals, with problems of pursuing personal freedom and authenticity in the background. In terms of genre, he focuses mainly on staged portrait photography.
Typical for his work is an eclectic combination of various visual approaches within a single series. He is intensively dedicated to fashion photography, placing emphasis on the sociological aspects within its advertising context and its effects on the general public. In 2016 he was awarded ‘Young talent of the year’ at Slovak press photo for his work ‘What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank’.