JIŘÍ TUREK / CityLAB
We invite you to visit an exhibition of art photographs from world cities by contemporary Czech photographer Jiří Turek. Open May 6 - June 11, 2011. FREE ENTRY!
The exhibition is part of a larger display of photographs by Jiří Turek in the public space. A parallel exhibition is being held in the Leica Gallery Prague, Školská 28, Prague 1.
The photographs of Jiří Turek are accompanied by quotes from selected works by European authors.
"The CityLAB exhibition is the result of a five-year project created by photographer Jiří Turek. The project introduces European metropolises to the Czech audience in a unique way. The spectators are not taken to the well-known places typical for each city; neither is the author striving to win their hearts through common clichés. The pictures captivate the viewers luring them to visit author's soul and to share his feelings and moods.
Masterfully, the author managed to express the way each place and nook had touched his soul and the imprint each moment had left on him. Capturing each specific place thus becomes a deeply impressive and, above all, incredibly intimate confession. The author allows the viewers a slight insight into his relationship with each place and the emotions he was experiencing during each specific moment." Jiří Langpaul
Jiří Turek studied at the Institute of Graphic Photography and he started his professional career in 1990 as a photojournalist for MFDnes. As a reporter he accompanied President Havel all over the world and reported on the course of wars in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the republics of the former Soviet Union. In 1995 he became the editor of the MFDnes magazine and specialized in portrait and fashion photography. Since 1998 he has been a freelance photographer and he is becoming one of the most acclaimed portrait photographers of the Czech Republic. From 2002 to 2006 he lived and worked in New York, where he continued with his work for magazines and publicity. With a contribution of Czech Centre New York he exhibited in the prestigious Leica Gallery in New York in 2006.