Exhibition at café

Stories // Faces Kevin V. Ton

16. 1. 2024 - 4. 3. 2024


Life stories written in the faces of both known and unknown men

“The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.”
Hayao Miyazaki

Kevin V. Ton follows up and develops on the tradition of classic documentary photography, the resulting images are black and white, mostly in a classical 35 mm film format. He combines very close details, still life and its surroundings, and even a reporting approach. He perceives photographs as ‘expanded memory of the mankind’ without which certain situations would not be recorded. ‘I think about what, where, and why I take photos, but I also photograph based on my intuition. I take in the surrounding events, but I never photograph in a chaotic matter. The preparation before I go somewhere is very important to me. I conduct research, I find out what that given place offers, and then I mostly work with intuition. However, it is crucial to combine both logic and emotion.”

(Interview for the cultural magazine UNI, May 2023 – Helena Musilová, chief curator G HMP)

Kevin V. Ton is a freelance photographer and a recipient of numerous awards. During his life, he dedicated his time to live, black and white photography with a focus on humanistic, documentary photography, especially in terms of long-term projects. He has been dedicated to street photography for so many years now.