Fotograf Magazine is comprehensive 80-page periodical that has been published in both Czech and English versions since 2002. Building on the magazine’s activities, Fotograf Gallery was opened in 2009 and, two years later, the first Fotograf Festival was held. This led to the establishment of Fotograf 07 z.s. as an officially registered association that functions as an art platform and carries out extensive publication, exhibition, and educational activities in the field of photography as well as in certain other overlapping disciplines. This organisation aims to promote and support photography within the context of the fine arts, to ensure its greater inclusion in contemporary art, and to increase public awareness about photography not only in the Czech Republic but also at a visible level on the international scene.
Over the course of its existence, Fotograf Magazine has attained a prominent position amongst Czech cultural periodicals. At the global level, it is one of the most important magazines focusing on current photographic art. The mission and objective of Fotograf Magazine is to inform the Czech professional public as well as the broader cultural public about what is happening in the field of photographic art at home and abroad, and, even more importantly, to increase awareness about Czech photography and contemporary visual culture in the Czech Republic and elsewhere. Fotograf Magazine is published three times a year and each issue has a unique thematic focus. Because of the resulting quality of timelessness, Fotograf Magazine has an advantage over standard art magazines as it is possible to return to individual issues and use them as study materials for a specific thematic area.
The bulk of the magazine’s contents consists of visual presentations of the works of individual artists accompanied by interpretive texts by renowned experts. The main thematic block, which continues to be our key focal point, includes the Project and Interview columns. The Discoveries column is the lead-in to that part of Fotograf Magazine devoted to current trends, books, and events, and also presents artists who we are convinced bring original approaches to artworks using the photographic medium. In the Theory column, we regularly present texts associated with contemporary photography theory. Our Reviews column brings information about interesting publication activities and, as has become traditional, the Events column lists the most important events taking place in both the Czech Republic and abroad.
COLLECTABLE PORTFOLIOS (limited editions)
Since 2011 the Fotograf 07 z.s. twice-yearly has been compiling collective photographic portfolios as special collector’s editions thematically related to selected issues of the Fotograf Magazine. For the institution primarily focused on the presentation and promotion of fine art photography both in the Czech Republic and abroad, the sale of collectable portfolios is a source of finance, thanks to which all the three Fotograf platforms – magazine, gallery and festival can be developed. The artists with no claim to remuneration participate in the functioning of all the three Fotograf platforms. They willingly and with altruism contribute to the fact that Fotograf has become the largest Czech non-governmental non-profit organization active in the field of contemporary fine art photography within the last decade and a half. The collector’s portfolio project, supported by PPF Art a.s., has become a venerable form of philanthropy and patronage by which the artists reward Fotograf 07 z.s. as well as those of their colleagues, to whom we pay an attention and care through our activities.
We would like to thank the following artists:
Radeq Brousil, Veronika Daňhelová & Karla Hostašová, Adam Holý, Tereza Kabůrková, Dzmitry Kruhlou, Silvie Milková, Daniela & Linda Dostálková, Juliana Křížová & Jakub Vlček, Jan Mahr, Jan Malý, Kamila Musilová, Petr Willert, Jan Kuděj, Martin Novák, Olga Alia Krulišová, Eva Pacalová, David Stecker, Tereza Příhodová PRAHA – Tomáš Brabec, Sylva Francová, Markéta Kinterová, Ludmila Kadlecová, Viktor Kopasz, Tomáš Souček, Peter Fabo, Tereza Janečková & Pavlína Míčová, Matky & Otcové, Michal Kalhous, Silvie Kolevová, Petra Steinerová, Milan “Fano” Blatný, Kateřina Držková a Daniela Matějková, Karel Knop, Pavel Matela, Tereza Severová, Tereza Velíková, Jana Butzke, Alžběta Diringerová, Ivars Gravlejs, Alžběta Kočvarová, Petr Košárek, Ondřej Telecký, Linda Čihařová, Anna Balážová & Katarína Hládeková, Petra Hudcová, Iveta Kulhavá, Tomáš Lumpe, Kateřina Zochová, Vendula Knopová, Veronika Markovičová, Štěpán Pech, Jana Šašková, Barbora Toman Tylová, Dušan Zahoranský, Mario Bihári & Björn Steinz, Michael Borek, Dominik Gajarský, Katarína Hrušková, Jáchym Myslivec & Barbora Kovářová, Tereza Zelenková, Tomáš Chadim, Jakub Cabalka & Jakub Červenka, Tomáš Moravec, Lucia Sceranková, Jakub Skokan & Martin Tůma, Miroslava Večeřová, Ján Kekeli, Matěj Skalický, Matěj Chrenka, Martin Vongrej, Jan Šalda, Šimon Štrba & Tereza Bonaventurová, Zuzana Fedorová, Lenka Glisníková, Tomáš Hrůza, Lukáš Kubec, Štěpánka Sigmundová, Adam Vačkář, Darina Alster, Tereza Bonaventurová, Michal Czanderle & Michal Adamovský, Zuzana Pustaiová, Jakub Ra, Marie Tučková