Lucie Debelkova

Member of the EPSON International Pano Awards Judging Panel 2017

About Lucie

Born in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Prague, but as we all do, I took its beauties for granted and tried to find more beauties around the world.

My first trips took me to places where ancient civilizations left their mark such as India, Egypt and Middle East. Traveled as far as Mongolia, New Zealand or Alaska, always enjoying discovering new places and if lucky returning there too. I slowly but surely got used to it and travelled to over 90 countries ever since, finding home in different places of the world.

Wherever I went I always had a camera in hand, taking snapshots to document these experiences and explorations. Gradually, over time, a shift occurred and a curiosity crept in: How can I more fully capture the essence and feeling of being alive and engaged in the larger world? Through this simple question I have begun to acquire a knowledge concerning the art and process of making photographs.

My work was featured in many countries of the world, across countless book or CD covers, calendars, magazines such as Sunday Times, New York Times, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet, Outdoor Photography, Digital Photographer, What Digital Camera, East & West etc. It has flown around the world in airline magazines of Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jazeera etc. It is frequently being used for website design to enhance visual appeal of internet presentation.

Kuwait, where I’m currently based, is my 4th place where I’ve lived, after earlier years spent in Prague, 5 years in Netherlands and a year in London. Exploring Middle East always was and still is one of the things that I truly enjoy. Kuwait currently represents great base for such adventures.

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