Free Man / Restricted Man


Nika Gallery


Leevi Toija
Leevi Toija (*1998, Helsinki, FI) currently studies photography at the new aesthetics studio of FAMU in Prague. Keen to express a dissenting view on our contemporary society, he focuses on the afflictions of individuals. Leevi Toija uses a variety of media from moving and still images to the creation of 3D objects.



Zuzana Dusilová
Mariana Pecháčková
Eva Slabá


15/10/2020  6 pm


16/10–5/11 2020

In his video Free Man / Restricted Man, Leevi Toija, a photography student at Prague’s FAMU, presents a modern nomadic perspective on experiences with a space that can be described as neither urban nor landscape. Supermodern road corridors, travel paths that once allowed for extraordinarily romanticised freedom, are now restricted by time limits and mandatory breaks. Marc Augé’s anthropological dialectic of the non-place is thus reflected in the experience of the driver sitting in the cabin of a truck. Toija’s work invites us to understand the unknown and explore a way of life that seems distant to most of us. “I’ve been to so many different places. Almost too many. I can’t even remember all the places I’ve been to. I remember this one time – I was about to start a tour.”

The Fotograf Festival is organised by the Fotograf 07 z.s., and held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, and with the support of the City Council of Prague (400 000 CZK), the Czech Ministry of Culture and State Fund of Culture.

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