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Exhibition My New Life

Venue: 05.9. – 30.10.2016 Czech Embassy, Gallery on the Fence

The project originated in 2010 through the initiative of oncologist MUDr. Lucie Hrdličková and photographer Kamila Berndorffová. The exhibition which is organized by Czech Centre Tel Aviv in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents child patients as courageous individuals with esprit and incredibly strong will to become healthy again.

It is not easy to portray the issues of disability and serious illness in a way acceptable to the general public. The photographs of the MY NEW LIFE´s exhibition radiate strong empathy and understanding that is supported by the photographer´s fantastic ability to establish close contact with the children and even their loved ones. This unique exhibition shows the strength of children with cancer, their tremendous inner courage and a faith. MY NEW LIFE offers us, as an uninitiated audience, a chance to change our views of children with tumors and teaches us to perceive them as ordinary people with extraordinary destinies.  

My New Life

My New Life

Kamila Berndorffová is a photographer, journalist and traveler. Kamila has had dozens of individual and group shows, and received Czech Press Photo Award in 2007 and 2009. She writes and gives presentations about her journeys, especially to India, and works with travel magazines and Czech Radio. She witnessed the birth of the MY NEW LIFE project, and since 2010 dedicated herself to consistently creating a photographic documentary of the patients in the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of the University Hospital Motol in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Lucie Hrdličková, MD. graduated from the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. Since 2006, she has been working at the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the University Hospital Motol in Prague, Czech Republic. Lucie is a member of the Working Group of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Czech Republic, Czech Society for Oncology, Czech Society of Palliative Medicine. She is also a member of International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and a board member of PanCare, pan-European network for survivors of childhood cancer. In 2009 she started a unique charity project called MY NEW LIFE to help children with cancer and their families. The main goal of the project is to spread awareness about childhood cancer and to help patients after treatment in their daily life reintegration.


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