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.

 

Josef Sudek

Miroslav Hák

Peter Župník

Tacita Dean

SofijaSilvia

Jesper Alvaer

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