David Gaberle

David was born in Prague, two weeks after the communist regime collapsed in Czechoslovakia in 1989. He picked up a camera while on an intermission from his degree in anthropology at UCL. At first, the camera was a therapeutic tool that helped him deal with the overwhelming rush-hours on the way to work as a bartender in one of Prague’s jazz clubs. By 2015, the camera became a research instrument and David traveled for eight months through some of the world’s largest cities to capture photos for his debut book Metropolight. Due to a successful Kickstarter campaign and the support of Harry Gruyaert and Michael Mack, the book was distributed to over 40 countries. The curator David Campany ranks it among the two best photobooks of 2017. David is now living in Prague and working on his next book. 

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