Martin Trabalik is a Czech photographer and videographer based in Prague. In his work, he is focused on social and humanitarian issues. He studied Humanities at Charles University in Prague, but soon left to Japan, where he studied Japanese culture, Martial Arts and Physical Education. After his return to Prague, he worked for Czech NGO Nautis. In January 2016 he left to volunteer in European Refugee Crisis on the island of Lesbos. He spent half a year in Greece and Balkans, becoming interested in photography in the process. Since then he has worked on several projects, traveling to Spain, Armenia, Poland and recently Bangladesh. Martin frequently works with reporter Ariadna Garcia Chas with whom they form documentary duo Drowned in Venice. 

  • Photography / Videography
  • Photo / Video Editing
  • Web Development
  • Writing


  • Native Czech
  • Fluent English
  • Basics of French, Spanish, Russian and Japanese

First Aid


Camera: Panasonic GH5s

Lenses: Panasonic 14-140

Drone: Dji Mavic PRO

Additional Equipment: Sennheiser MKH-416, Rode Videomic Pro, Zoom H5, Tripod, Steadycam

Ready For An Assignment

I am working on establishing myself as a photojournalist and film maker. Right now I am looking for assignments to gain more experience and build my portfolio. I am especially interested in humanitarian and conflict scenarios.

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