Zdar Boh is a photographic project about a mining community in the Rozália mine, located in the village of Hodrua-Hámre, central Slovakia, the region where I grew up. The mining tradition here is historically very rich, but it is slowly and inevitably fading away as the mining industry is in decline. Rozália is now the last working mine, not only in Slovakia but also in central Europe, where predominantly gold and other precious metals are extracted. I became fascinated with the mining community because of my father Dominik, who has worked in the mining industry for more than twenty years. Zdar Boh is a proverb miners use to wish each other good luck and happy return. Zdar Boh, God be with you.
Fabio Affuso • Svetozar Atanasov • Pantchika Bur • Sarah Janes • Patricia Karallis • Beata Kosc • Vera Kramerova • Arendi Lambrechts • Lauren Marchant • Laure Berlan Martineau • Daniel Mayrit • Sunil Shah • Sally Stone • Robert Viglasky •