Murdered democracy

The murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová triggered an avalanche of protests, which were attended by tens of thousands of people. The crowd expressed openly its deep dissatisfaction with the course of the investigation and large-scale corruption in the country and its absolute distrust in the government.

Matej Kalina

Professional photographer, News and Media Holding a.s.
Matej Kalina is a Slovak photojournalist who primarily documents moments of everyday life in his work. He became actively involved in photography at the university under the guidance of art photographer Fero Tomík. He started his career as a professional photographer at the 7 Plus publishing house, where he headed the photojournalists' department for almost a decade. He later participated in the formation of the visual department of the new publishing house News and Media Holding, of which he is an active member. His reportage photographs are regularly published by the periodicals Plus 7 Dní, Život Trend, Plus 1 Deň, Šarm, Zdravie, Dobré jedlo and more. In his free creation, he tends towards a social documentary, where, according to his own words, he tries to record undistorted reality in such a way as to create space for the viewer to have his own opinion. He has received several Slovak Press Photo and Czech Press Photo awards for his work.