Blanka is a portrait and social documentary photographer based between London, England and Czech Republic. She specialises in portraiture and undertakes private and corporate commissions and travels for work worldwide.
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Blanka Sadilkova, MA
I hold Masters Degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from Westminster University in London, England.
I am member of the Royal Photographic Society of United Kingdom and Czech Federation of Photographic Arts (CFFU)
Apart of my commercial work, I use my photographic voice to direct attention to what I see important: Social and Environmental justice- human Rights, Climate Change, Sustainability, Ecology, Education, Traditions, Travelling, Arts, Human Connection, Altruism, Philanthropy, Minimalism, Health/Stem Cells, Science, Self development, Spirituality.Charity work is integral to my personal and professional ethos and, where possible I connect my work to NGOs and individuals who need the support and exposure. Please contact me if you can think of any possible collaboration.
"I believe, that we have moral obligation to take personal responsibility for social and environmental justice- every one and each of us."
2016 Stem Cells, The Journey, self published
2015 Strong Mind, self published
1997 Collections of Poems, Talented Students- contribution
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Belfast Telegraph, CFFU Journal, London BABY Magazine, London Belgravia Magazine, BRITISH CARL Magazine, BELANE magazine, OK! magazine, Hello! magazine
2016 Altered States, Ambika Gallery London, Group Show
2015 In Our Times, Ambika Gallery London, Group Show
2014 International Photography Festival, London, England. Group exhibition
2013 "EDEN" Educational Centre in Mozambique, Africa. Solo exhibition2013 "EDEN" Eden Mozambique center in Five, Scotland. Solo exhibition
2011 "Street Soul" Gallery Snezne, Czech Republic. Solo exhibition
2010 "New York" Gallery Zdar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic. Solo exhibition
2010 "Walls and Interpesonal Relationships" Gallery Pisecka Brana, Prague, Czech Republic. Group exhibition
2010 "Faces of Nepal" Theatre Zdar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic. Solo exhibition
2009 "Shards" Zdar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic. Solo exhibition
My work includes following countries`;
US- Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, New York, California
United Emirates, Dubai
Projects, Work and Clients
The projects I’ve undertaken since 2006 brought a lot of experience in my professional photography and allowed me to build vast portfolio.
My assignments take me on a pictorial journey, shooting editorials, NGO work, corporate and private commissions and personal projects. I like to go inside communities and work with people, get involved and get to know whom I am portraying. One cannot easily delineate my pictorial assignments as personal or professional. Often, my professional work has brought me great personal challenges and adventure and have directly influenced the course of my life. That specially applies to my projects in the Himalayas and Peru.
My Clients include an international list of high-profile personalities, royal families, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, actors, directors, producers, writers, CEOs, start up owners, NGOs, influencers, bloggers, scientists, motivational speakers, coaches.
I worked at the Film Academy during the Oscar week and the Grammy.
I have had had the opportunity to portray and to work repeatedly with Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Michael York, awards winning composer Hanz Zimmer, BBC Producer Chris Cowey, James Bond films Production Manager Terry Bamber and many other inspiring people.
I build lasting professional relationships and my Clients often invite me to portray their family. My niche is working with children and newborns; I come from childcare background and I know how to engage and keep children interested.
ORPHANAGE NOVA VES
Robbie Bobby Foundation
2014 "EDEN" commissioned by FEB charted accountants
2013 “Reaching South” commissioned by FEB charted accountants
2012 "Jean Millar" life style and fashion, collection of Ellis, Spanish wedding dresses designer. Shot in Prague, commissioned by Jean Millar
2012 "Mexico, Mayan Calendar" commissioned by FEB charted accountants
2011 "Jean Millar" life style and fashion shoot- collection of Ellis, Spanish wedding dresses designer. Shot in London, commissioned by Jean Millar
2011 "New York!” commissioned by FEB charted accountants
2009 "Faces of Nepal"
2009 “On the Way" commissioned by FEB charted accountants
I was born inBohemian-Moravian Highlands, in the Czech Republic.
During communism, into an occupied country. I know about it mainly through stories passed on to me, but first hand too. I value my freedom of travel and speech, which I have the legal rights to, unlike my ancestors. I feel it’s my personal responsibility to use my artistic voice to fight for human and environmental rights.
My parents and grandparents taught me respect towards one another, planet and humanity, treating everybody as equal.
My grandfather Josef Jadrny, painter, musician and a photographer taught me the importance of light, photograph, how to hold a brush and paint. Unfortunately, he passed away too early, but we spent a lot of time together in his studio and on location, in nature. I inherited his artistic genes, his precious analogue camera, and his legacy lives through me. The same goes for my other grandfather, Josef Sadilek, whom- just like my dad, was a fascinating storyteller and an unpublished writer. He always told me stories and listened to mine. He believed in all my dreams, visions, ambitions. He always made me feel validated. My granddad wrote a memoir while being captured and in-prisoned in a Nazi camp in Germany during the second world war. These memoirs were lost and burned, but his stories live with me. My passion for storytelling and curiosity for understanding human nature and behavior came from our long philosophical conversations, which started early in my life. He taught me why it is important to listen to people, being compassionate and learn about life through people’s stories and experiences.
What you see imprinted see in my work is all this heritage combined.
INTO THE JUNGLE, Belize
STEM CELLS, THE JOURNEY
OCEAN series (photography, paintings, poetry, essays)
HOLLYWOOD DREAMING, Los Angeles, CAlifornia
2013-present CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY
REACHING SOUTH (Peru, Bolivia, Chile)
LOST MAYAN CIVILISATION
The Other Side of Tsunami, Dominican Republic
2011-present LOST MAYAN CIVILISATION
NEW YORK!, USA
FACE OF NEPAL, Nepal
STRONG MIND, global Project (China, England)
2006-present ORPHANAGE, Czech Republic