Photobook titled „My dad once told me about roosters. They’re beautiful and colourful… and hens are brown“ is a portrait of Quang, a young queer Czech-Vietnamese man. The resulting body of work is a compilation of different visual strategies – it includes original digital colour and black and white analogue photographs. There are also scanned analogue colour photographs from disposable cameras distributed by the author. Quang and his boyfriend Nikolas then intervened in the printed reproductions with written text. The book also makes use of archival photographs and other materials. Last but not least, the author had Quang re-intervene in the final form of the photobook with his text, thus responding to the way the author visualized Quang’s story. The photobook is the result of an ongoing collaboration resulting in a (hopefully) higher level of authenticity.
Prize and awards:
The book has been awarded the Josef Hlávka Prize which is intended for talented students up to the age of 33 of bachelor´s, master´s or doctoral study who have shown special ability and intellectual creativity in their branch. It has also been shortlisted for the Best Documentary Book of 2022 by Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.