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The Roots and Activities

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My name is Zuzana Malina Cernohousova, I am a photographer and artistic researcher based in Europe. I have been moving mainly between two places of my heart, Bohemia and Mallorca, since 2016.


Inspired by my inner and outer journeys between these two places and discoveries on the way, I established PHOTOILLUSTRATA project to devote to artistic research with photography as a main tool to communicate.

We are living in visual times, thus our language is a picture, a photography. 

Photography as a poem, a novel, an essay,

a document, a manipulated object or a pictorial expression.

PHOTOILLUSRATA photography and research projects connect deep interest in local social, historical and geographical circumstances within Europe and love to art photography.

The roots of my vision are inspired by my life philosophy itself and by a way of life of the Archduke Louis Salvador de Tuscany,European traveller, thinker, 

scientist, writer, nature protector and the big supporter of art and artists,

who himself was living between Bohemia

and Mallorca.

His devotion to discover and share gained knowledge about various European islands and places enriched very meaningfully our awareness about European culture and perception of its treasures.

I am developing a continuation of such tradition in a form of creative stays 

and photography projects based in various European localities to discover and bring to light important topics within our common history, origin of life and contemporary life in chosen places.

The participation on Photoillustrata projects is open to anyone who wants to contribute by one's own research and development of visual story through individual photography language.

The aim is to design and present to audience PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS and work, which are beneficial, reacts to chosen locality and at the same time enriches a view on contemporary life or its origin in European regions relevant to our connections and roots.


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