Olga Havel Foundation awarded a series of photos of people with mental handicaps

Štěpán Hon was awarded the Prize of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation “My Life with a Handicap” for his series of photos “Engagement of Jindřiška and Hynek from the care center in Hvozdy” at the prestigious competition Czech Press Photo.

“From the vast selection of photographs we were most captivated by ‘Engagement’ from the care center in Hvozdy. It is a topic which is not discussed enough which is why we were happy that we can introduce it to the public,”  says Milena Černá, the Director of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation.

Series of photos of “Engagement of Jindříška and Hynek from the care center in Hvozdy“ received another award – the jury grant it the third place in category Reportage.

Štěpán Hon did not choose the theme by accident. He has been cooperating with NGO called Arkadie Teplice, which is interested in the lives of physically handicapped people for years.

We thank Štěpán Hon for amazing photos and congratulate him for the award.

The results of the Czech Press Photo 2014

Press Release

Photo above: one of the awarded photos by Štěpán Hon from the series of photos “Engagement of Jindřiška and Hynek from the care center in Hvozdy.”
Photo below: Representatives of the Czech Press Photo and the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation with the awarded photos by Štěpán Hon.

„We wish that the right for dignified life is also enjoyed by those who live with handicap or mental illness, abandoned and old people, those who have a different skin colour or a different way of life, those in poverty or attacked by a malignant disease.“ Olga Havel
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