Stein Štěpánka a Salim Issa
Living and working in the Czech Republic, this artist-couple concentrate on subjective documentary photography and fashion photography and also on photographing the works of Czech designers and architects. In the past they made various conceptual series (Beauty Fashion, Mimolimit, Space Cowboys), and in 2005 they completed a project funded by a grant from the City of Prague on the topic of the Prague district of Karlín. Their works were chosen by the renowned German publisher Taschen for a book called Best Portfolios (2005).
In 2006 they published their first book, The National Theatre/Národní divadlo, a series of portraits capturing the atmosphere of the foremost Czech theatre. In 2007, they carried out a project for UniCredit Bank, to present at the Venice Biennale. Since 2008 they have been made magazine covers for Hospodařské noviny, a leading Czech business newspaper.