Photographer Alana Hyza sets out to follow the traces of Slovakians past. He records the echoes of times materialized in the shots of ancient small churches and places of final rest. By playing with light or compositions, the castles and chateaus, as well as basilicas, churches, towers and chapels from every region of Slovakia give evidence of the country's history and fragile beauty. Alan Hyza (1964) lives in Bratislava. He has published eight photography books and has received several domestic and foreign awards. In 2009, the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava awarded his book 'Misia' with the Egon Erwin Kisch prize while also honoring him as the Photographer of the Year.