Drahotín Šulla: Photography

Drahotín Šulla

Drahotín Šulla is one of the most important representatives of Slovak photography; his work can now be seen in a retrospective spanning nearly 60 years. In magical, large-format, black-and-white photographs, Šulla depicts scenes from everyday life as though they were pure poetry. The exhibition compiles images from the second half of the past century, the humanistic legacy of which continues to be relevant to this day.

Šulla was born in Trnava in 1932. He took his first amateur photographs in 1957 and began exhibiting his work in 1960. In 1970, the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) awarded him the title ‘Artist of Photography’. In 1981 Šulla became a photojournalist for the Czechoslovak Press Agency and in 1993 for the News Agency of the Slovak Republic. In 1987 he received a Gold Medal from the Association of Slovak Professional Photographers for exceptional achievements in Slovak photography, and in 2019 the Minister of Culture's Award for lifetime achievement.

He lives and works in Bratislava.