With great sorrow we remember Filip Láb, head of the Department of Journalism at Charles University Prague, whose work, often in close collaboration with colleagues, extended and broadened our knowledge of photojournalism, photographic ethics, and the impact of digitization on photographic practices. Filip Láb was exceptionally active internationally, and a speaker and participant in a wide range of international conferences focusing on photography, journalism and media and communication research. Láb's presence was special, he was attentive, generous, with a keen interest in his colleague's work, and is warmly regarded by members of the ECREA Section Visual Cultures. A life too early lost, we mourn his sudden passing and send our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and close friends.
Filip Láb was also guarantor of doctorial study programmes, former Vice-Dean, chairman of the legislative commission, long-time senator of the Academic Senate and member of the Research Board at Charles University Prague. He was also the head of a local branch of European Journalism Observatory.
Láb was cherished as a lecturer by his visual studies and photography students. Many of them joined together to establish a memorial place of flowers and candles in front of the school building in Prague. The ECREA Section Visual Cultures remembers and honours Filip Láb's life, whose presence will be deeply missed in the future.
Photo: Barbora Součková