Spirit above Waves

PhotographerJan Caga
Entry Description

The project shows portraits of disabled swimmers in a pool. Ten percent of total world population consists of people with some form of physical disability. Almost all people enjoy competing, because it belong to our human nature, to our animalistic status. And the water is a prenatal liquid. Blurring the distinctions. Even allows three axes movement simultaneously, thus up and down. In water due to floating, humans levitate like birds.

About Photographer

Jan Caga was born in a small industrial town Hodonin, Czechoslovakia in 1976. After graduating from university in Art Design he began working as a freelance magazine/journal photographer. Later he started to work on long-term projects exploring the state of contemporary society. Because life is such a rich and still open book and the world is constantly changing. It's not just wars, social problems and riots as intentionally presented in the media. Naturalness, pleasures, sorrows and subtle nuances that differentiate one man from another. Of course interaction between beings. Man create and transform the world in its image and attempting to do the best he can. Jan has received numerous awards in photojournalism such as several prizes in the Czech Press Photo Contest, Award of Excellence in the 68th Pictures of the Year International, Grand prize PhotoEspa┼ła OjodePez Award of Human Values etc. Now lives in Brno, Czech Republic, with his wife Veronika and two sons, Jachym and Matej. For a photographer, the globalization does not make the world smaller, but instead of it, creates a new and wider context.