Lukáš Houdek (born 1984) is a graduate of Romani Studies at Charles University in Prague. He began photographing in 2005, when he documented the situation of Roma in various localities in the Czech Republic and abroad. Since 2010 Lukáš Houdek is devoted to artistic photography, by which he suggestively reflects his own identity in relation to society and its approach to various social groups - especially Roma or LGBT people. At the same time Houdek works on a few long time projects concerning the world of Indian hijras and kothis. His main topics include the expulsion of German inhabitants after 1945 from post-war Czechoslovakia and the transformation of the Czech borderland. In these projects he uses archive materials and the authentic testimony of survivors, as well as and his own motifs based on this dark epoch of the Czech.