Fotograf Magazine

#15 Prague

As is often the case, we tend to stop noticing that which surrounds us. The inundation of Prague literature, attacks on tourists on every street corner: this discourages many photographers from their possible desire to cross this river. Thank god that this is not an absolute syndrome and that many domestic as well as foreign artists have contributed all the same to the flood of photographs. Oftentimes they do so without an ambition to expand the existing, massive portfolio of this marvellous city. So we decided to broach this topic and look for aspects that motivated photographers to engage in this work, as well as look for historical and social ties that they recorded. This time we are not looking to present individual artists, but rather we are interested in the city, its photogenic quality, its transformation, the development of its urbanism and social infrastructure during the selected period of history:  for this we chose the period from 1945 to the present.

#15 Prague — Profiles

Miroslav Hák

Art always begins with an abrupt brush with reality unclassified in a rational system, disjointed from it, and therefore denuding the sensibility of spirit and mobilizing its strength, attempting to empower it…

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#15 Prague — Profiles

SofijaSilvia

Snímky z cyklu Kontakt patří k raným dílům fotografky vystupující pod jménem SofijaSilvia. Snímky zkoumají vztah mezi člověkem a prostorem.

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#15 Prague — Profiles

Tacita Dean

I remember my trip to Prague in 1991. I bought ten cheap Russian films, which allowed me to be carefree in a manner unknown to the frugality of a student. I left the films there to be processed, and forgot about them…

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#15 Prague — Profiles

Jesper Alvaer

Nothing was completely clear, but we had filled half a day with unconventional playacting.We had become tourists in our own home- town. As a collective, we had allowed ourselves to be led by Alvaer’s ideas, and we had not even asked about the concept of the whole program…

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#15 Prague — Profiles

Peter Župník

Prague. Beginning of the 1980s. I arrive as a FAMU student from the East of Czechoslovakia. I donʼt know Prague; it engulfs me with all that it has. I walk around a lot; I shift my eyes toward various places and corners that call to me…

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