A documentation of the photographer’s home village in Moravia in Czechoslovakia, developed in the 1970s/80s.
The Czech photographer was briefly imprisoned in 1982 for, among other things, photographing a communist party meeting at which people were asleep. Losing his teaching job he had to work on a collective farm, opening a further photographic context. Along with fellow Czech photographer Dana Kyndrova, he took part in the 1993 Unclear Family international photography workshop in Crook, Co Durham, returning the next year to develop an exhibition as part of The Village Is A Global World, a long term project growing out of Sovinec and exploring village experience in different parts of the world.
All images © Jindřich Štreit