Fotograf Magazine

#1 Face

Two types of absence are visualised in the meeting of the face with photography and of photography with the face: one is inherent to photography, and the other belongs solely to the face. The first is the Barthesian absence of the moment of taking the photograph that is lost in the instant when the light drafts the image in the photosensitive emulsion. From then on, the photographic image only stubbornly repeats this single, but inevitable and unquestionable assertion: this object has been here, but its reality consists precisely in that it is unreachable – it is a moment which has been and will never repeat itself again.

#1 Face — Portfolios

Fazal Sheikh

Photography may make distant events appear closer but it may also distance and veil those that are near. The long and complex history of the photographic medium’s use in political and social propaganda raises many questions…

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#1 Face — Portfolios

Jitka Hanzlová

For me personally, your name was a new discovery thanks to the article in European Photography in 1995. I thought to myself, a Czech émigré, she probably doesn’t know where she belongs anymore; she’s looking for her roots, like so many others in the world … But even back then your photographs made an impression on me; although seemingly banal, I couldn’t get them out of my mind…

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#1 Face — Tendencies

Jesper Alvaer

Jesper Alvaer, a Norwegian studying under the graphic artist Vladimír Kokolie at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, is known to the Czech artistic public mainly on account of his work in video over the last few years…

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#1 Face — Portfolios

Ivan Pinkava

When I saw your last exhibition – a collection of portraits of members of the theatre group Teatr Novogo Fronta – I had the feeling that I could see there the culmination of a certain tendency that had been apparent in your work for some time…

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#1 Face — Tendencies

Karin Müller

Karin Müller comes from Lucerne in Switzerland, where she studied graphic design. From 1996–1999, she lived in Prague and studied photography at FAMU (Film Academy of Performing Arts). At present, she lives and works in Berlin…

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