Gabina Farova is one of the best-known Czech photographers. She engages especially in female nudes. She was born in a family of prominent personalities – painter Libor Fára and photography theorist Anna Fárová. Gabina Farova became well-known soon after the 1989 Velvet Revolution in a circle of the photographic and cultural revue Radost, which delimited itself as post-modern. Under the name Gabina, the artist made a number of figural black and white photographs seeking to capture the characters of her close girlfriends. Also her series of inmates of the Valdice Prison, cycles of kaleidoscopic photographs and the war cycle Maneuvers which was published as a book by the Torst publishing house were a success. In the latter, she placed miniature models of soldiers on naked bodies in a post-modern manner.
* 1963, Prague, Czech Republic
• Studied photography at the Secondary School of Graphic Art • Worked as a model and photographer of weddings, funerals and university graduation ceremonials • Co-founded the association Radost which published POST magazine • Ran a photographic agency • Recorded music videos for the Czech bands Garáž and Půlnoc • A freelance photographer of portraits and nudes since 1990 • Composes her free art in large units • Displays her work in the Czech Republic and abroad • Her artwork is represented in several world’s collections