man on a kayak on Karloveske river arm

About Danube and the people

In this photo serie I search for the connection between Danube river and the people. I am documenting their stories which are truly authentic and different. Some connections could be characterized as "short-term" and others are lasting for decades. For some Danube river is a place to rest, to take a walk by or to do sports activities. Some people live their lives on old boats, which they take care of for many years. And last but not least, homeless people built their homes around the river and therefore have very specific connection to Danube. In this project I use classic film negative, medium format 6 x 7 cm. I would like to discover and bring more of these stories to show how unique the connections between Bratislava and Danube can be.

Peter Korček

professional photographer
Peter Korček (1980) is a photographer, pedagogue and postgraduate student at The Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University in Opava. As for his own work, he mainly focuses on making documentary photography, since his primary interest is in the relations between urban people and their environment which surrounds them but is created by their activity at the same time. For 12 years, he has been working as a press photographer for various publishing companies.