Like a Flowing Path
Sweet Are the Waters
Barroso: lithium mining threatens agricultural heritage
Road to Uzhhorod
Brussels for The New York Times
To Be Odesan
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Artist in residence: Hájovňa - Červená Studňa
I spent December 2023 as an artist in residence at Hájovňa - Červená Studňa in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia. Together with co-resident Yamen Martini, we used this space for knowledge sharing, seeking inspiration, and developing two new projects which are tied to the region’s mining industry. A month of changing landscapes, many encounters and entering new worlds...
Jan 12, 2024
Mongabay: Lithium mining threatens agricultural heritage in Portugal’s Barroso
For Mongabay, journalist Marta Vidal and I documented how lithium mining threatens agricultural heritage in Portugal’s Barroso . The hilly Barroso region of northern Portugal has been recognized for its centuries-old and “globally important” farming system that combines agricultural biodiversity, resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage. But the region is also...
Dec 29, 2023
Visualising Climate Crisis exhibition in Prague, Czechia
Our Visualising Climate Crisis exhibition has reached Prague, Czechia, where you can see it until the end of January at Sluneční náměstí, Prague 13. Featuring the work of 11 selected photographers from Central Europe, the group exhibition was supported by NOOR, Slovak Press Photo, Czech Photo, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Czechia....
Dec 20, 2023
Global Cultural Relations Programme
It was an honour to be in Madrid, Spain for this year’s Global Cultural Relations Programme by the Cultural Relations Platform . The programme brings together artists, cultural professionals, and for the first time also those working on climate, with a specific aim of encouraging mutual learning, exchange, and building relationships. This year, the 40 professionals from around the world...
Nov 24, 2023
Visualising Climate Crisis exhibition in Bratislava, Slovakia
It was great to be back in Bratislava for the launch of the Visualising Climate Crisis exhibition, a culmination of a five-month mentorship by NOOR, Kadir van Lohuizen, and Esther Horvath. Through the programme and exhibition, 11 selected photographers from Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary and Poland bring forward various aspects of the climate crisis in Central Europe. I had the pleasure...
Jul 2, 2023
Image-Maker in Residence: The Sociological Review
I am pleased to be this month's Image-Maker in Residence at The Sociological Review. Through this showcase of creative work by practitioners from diverse backgrounds and disciplines that puts visual sociology in the spotlight, I am sharing two parallel bodies of work - Temporary Views and Alentejo - that narrate multiple experiences and relations between humans and natural environments in...
Apr 7, 2023
NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis Workshop
I am thrilled to be one of the 12 visual storytellers taking part in the NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis Workshop . I am looking forward to working with Kadir van Lohuizen and Esther Horvath in the coming months. Many thanks to Slovak Press Photo for hosting us in Bratislava!
Nov 19, 2022
Finalist of AIS Open 2022: Women Behind the Lens
I am honoured to be one of the six finalists of AIS Open 2022 - Women Behind the Lens, with the theme Migration - and what it means to have or not have freedom of movement in today's world, with my ongoing project about agricultural workers in Portugal's Alentejo region. All finalists are currently exhibited at BETA X in Leicester, the United Kingdom, curated by Sebah...
Feb 12, 2022
Selected photographer: Face à la mer
I am excited to be one of the 16 photographers selected for the 2021 edition of Face à la mer in Tangier, Morocco. This unique event will take place on November 24-27, bringing together participants for a variety of workshops and roundtables. FALM – Rencontres Photo de Tanger
Oct 27, 2021
The Eddie Adams Workshop - class of XXXIV
It was a privilege to be one of the 100 participants selected for the 34th edition of the Eddie Adams Workshop. I am grateful for the opportunity to be inspired by - and learn from - so many committed and inspiring storytellers from around the globe, and to be able to join the EAW family. Thanks to Team Green team leader David Guttenfelder, editor Corinne Perkins, producer Scott McIntyre, tech...
Oct 13, 2021
The cost of agricultural produce in Portugal's Alentejo region on Solomon
Portugal's Alentejo region is one of the main areas undergoing rapid agricultural intensification. In order to meet the growing need and the market’s low prices, the region is increasingly relying on undocumented migrant labour. The cheap agricultural produce in our supermarkets is an outcome of precarious working and living conditions - but also of individual stories and aspirations....
Jul 13, 2021
New music video out: Giving
I am excited to share the outcome of my most recent project: a music video for Yamen Martini 's latest single Giving , directed, shot and edited by me. Yamen Martini is a Belgium-based trumpet player and composer whose versatile and improvisation-rich style has shined on stages across the Middle East and Europe. Shot along the Belgian Coast and released in February 2021, Giving tells a...
Mar 9, 2021
The Olive Grove in this year's [fjuzn] festival magazine
The Olive Grove, my work about the area formerly adjacent to the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos is part of this year’s edition of the [fjúÅ¾n] festival magazine. Following the tragic fire in September, the situation on the island is deterioriating even further. The magazine is available online (in Slovak): FJÚÅ½N Magazín 15. roāníka festivalu...
Nov 4, 2020
Between Realities on FOTODEMIC
It’s as if time has been suspended for the past months. Our priorities changed. Streets emptied. Our conversations changed. The fragility of the systems we put in place surfaced. I was fortunate to experience this time by the Belgian coast. This period has allowed us to spend time surrounded by nature, which has been an ultimate refuge in a reality where the daily program shrunk to the...
Nov 2, 2020
Svalbard in GEO Slovakia
My piece about Svalbard in the latest issue of GEO Slovakia. I worked on both photos and text about this desolate archipelago located halfway between Norway mainland and the North Pole. Here, summers are endless and the sun doesn’t set for months. Polar bears rule - and time and distance have an entirely different meaning. But here, changes are happening fast, too: temperatures...
Aug 14, 2020
In light of these surreal circumstances, I am releasing a set of selected artist prints that serve as a (hopeful) reminder of the times when summers were different. The selection includes pieces from Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia or Svalbard and Jan Mayen, among others. 10% from each purchase will be donated to Home for All, a non-profit organisation making a real difference on Lesvos, Greece...
Aug 3, 2020
The New Traditional
Thrilled to share news about the release of The New Traditional, a book co-produced by gestalten and BESIDE. This beautiful publication features over 300 photographs - including mine - about stories of heritage, craftsmanship and local identityâ , published on 272 pages. To find out more or order a copy in the EU or USA, check www.gestalten.com/products/new-traditional .
Jun 27, 2020
Visual conversation with Nelli Serzanowa
Excited to be part of this photographic conversation in times of isolation and social distancing with Nelli Serzanowa, a photographer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Follow along at stayathome.photography: stayathome.photography/conversations/diana-takacsova-nelli-serzanowa .
May 6, 2020
Diana Takacsova is a photographer and visual storyteller based between Ostend, Belgium and Bratislava, Slovakia, working globally.
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