David Tesinsky (*1990, Prague)

Independent photographer of the people’s stories, subcultures, social documentary and fine art with the main photographic aim to open eyes and kill stereotypes, seek for the controversy and to confront.

I’ve been covering revolutionary youth in Iran, women warriors in the war-zone in Ukraine, serial killers portraits in Ukraine, gang problem and volunteering lifeguards in Guatemala, tragicomic life of Japanese businessmen, exorcism in Ethiopia, “Rap is our religion” – daily street life of the rappers in Detroit, NY and Baltimore, ghetto life in Jamaica and Ghana, victims of the wilful fires in Amazonia in Brazil, hard-working kids in Ghana, street life of the living legends of roots reggae in Jamaica, Satan church in Czech Republic, long-term project about the drug addicts in Prague and the same subject also in Victoria in Canada, symbolic series “Dictator or Gay?” about the illegal LGBTQ movement in Belarus, slum life in India and Nepal, “Before Night Falls” about the very first transvestite in Cuba, fine art satirical series “LIFE IS GOOD!” and many other subcultures and stories.

– I consider photography as a weapon that can kill stereotypes, as a cure that can open eyes and also a cake that can please you and make you feel good

My pictures are appearing in f.e.: The Guardian, VICE, Le Monde, VANITY FAIR, The Huff Post, Stern, Spiegel, La Repubblica, The Sun.

I’ve had solo exhibitions and participated at the group exhibitions in the whole Europe, USA, in Israel and some more in about 80 events in total.

I’ve been participating seven times at the Czech Press Photo and have been awarded in Sony World Photography Awards, PDN storytellers, Award of excellence by PICTURES OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL, nominee for World Press Photo.

“MAKING OF”, experimental and video documentaries on my Youtube Channel.

More info in the “publications and awards” and “exhibitions” parts incl. the interviews about my projects.

2018 – teaching photojournalism class at the Prague College