Czech Republic   |  2021

Gold Winner

Cello player during a pandemic covid

Photographer

Richard Horák

Category

Special Category - Covid-19 Related Photography

Company

Richard Horák

Submission Group

Amateur

At the beginning of the covid pandemic in March 2020, when Prague was completely closed and no tourists or Czechs living in Prague moved through the streets of Prague. At that time, I wanted to photograph a really empty Charles Bridge in Prague, which was basically never really so empty at a similar time, given that it is very popular with tourists and locals. But when I came to the bridge early in the morning, I saw a man coming with a chair and a musical instrument, a cello. He sat down in the middle of the bridge, took the veil on his nose and mouth, and began playing the cello. As I later learned from him, he was a Japanese student studying in Prague. It was his expression of his own feelings at the time ...

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