Fotograf Magazine

#13 Family

Millions of digital camera owners from around the world produce billions of photos, which to many of these persons bear the character of family archives.  The attempt to own (and eternalise) rare moments spent with a person’s loved ones was, and still is, one of the basic motives for people to pick up their cameras.  It is a long-standing human effort to try and make time stand still and to preserve at least a part of that which is destined to disappear in the fog of the human memory.  Whereas in the depths of the past this effort motivated people to write chronicles and diaries, which were sometimes illustrated, the development and gradual technological facilitation of photography has brought about a fundamental turn of events.  Written personal diaries and family chronicles have, for the most part, been replaced by photo albums or
a combination of both.  And in this way photography has become the modern medium for personal, oftentimes family, visual diaries and chronicles.

#13 Family — Portfolios

Dagmar Hochová

Czech photography is interwoven with legends. Some of them are even more enchanting due to the fact that you can meet them in person. One of these is Dagmar Hochová, the first lady of Czech documentary photography…

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#13 Family — Portfolios

Iren Stehli

What brought you to Prague in the 1970s? Why did you stay here and begin taking photographs?

After completing my school leaving exams in Zurich, I didn’t know what I wanted to do…

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#13 Family — Portfolios

Michal Kalhous

I have known Michal Kalhous for a number of years. I remember his first pictures from the beginning of the 1990s; his first exhibits. He is an important representative of his generation: his works have criticallyacclaimed value…

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#13 Family — Portfolios

Seiichi Furuya

On 7 October 1985 Christine Furuya Gössler jumped from the window of her Berlin apartment located on the ninth floor. The work that her husband, Seiichi Furuya, a Japanese photographer living in Europe since 1973, created talks
in a large part about her…

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#13 Family — Portfolios

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts (1974) is a British documentary photographer, whose works are based on observing so-called social maps. He chooses his environments based on specifically-defined societal unrest or intensive activities…

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#13 Family — Profiles

Justine Kurland

We must imagine a world, where each woman will be the sovereign ruler
of her own body. In such a world women will indeed create new life, because they will not just bring new children into the world (should they decide to do so and in what manner they choose), but also ideas and thoughts essential for
the maintenance, solace and transformation of 
human existence…

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