Gold 2015 / Book / Fine Art (Non-Pro)

Evil Man

  • Prizes
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Book (Series Only)
  • Photographer
    Hubert Humka

Evil man is a story about the victims of the descendants of Cain who followed in his footsteps as well as victims trapped in a stalemate. It is a story about death. The violent, sudden death man fears most. Death coming from the neighbourhood, lurking in city districts, the next village, a parallel street, in the courtyard opposite, in a small flat above or below. The pictures in this story depict the visible trace which death leaves behind - the corpse, revealing its cold, ordinary, dirty and ugly face. They strip death of its attributes – rituals and symbolism. They are evidence of evil and crime, but also despair and suffering, locked in a filing cabinet crammed with files. These pictures also say that photography is authentic fiction. Created along the lines of a document they make use of the sincerity of photography not revealing, however, whether they are authentic, or whether they are just an imaginative creation. However, it is of no significance because they tell true stories. PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED IN A WAY THAT THE SPECTATOR NEEDS TO USE A KNIFE OR OTHER TOOL TO CUT OPEN THE PAGES AND REVEAL THE PHOTOGRAPHS.