26 Apr 2013 - 24 May 2013
MICHAEL KRATOCHVÍL / PORTRAIT
Czech Centre Prague hosted in its lower areas set of black and white portraits of Michael Kratochvil.
“Black and white photography means freedom for me. “
The exhibition is a representative selection of pictures that Michael Kratochvíl took during the last six years for magazines Chilichili, Bizzone and Review. Kratochvíl´s photographs are not just descriptive portraits of famous people but they represent author´s spontaneous depiction of the given situation and atmosphere. Michael Kratochvíl does not care if he is taking pictures of the worldly known conductor Ignat Solžencyn or David Stejskal - gravedigger from Říčany. The person in the photos is often hidden in the game of lights and shadows, seemingly not so important. As the author himself admits, the black and white photography represents liberation from the chaos of colours.
Michael Kratochvíl (*1967) spent many years abroad being an assistant in Ivan Němec´s atelier and travelling with his famous father Antonín Kratochvíl. After returning back to Czech Republic, he focuses mainly on portraits and promotional photography.
Curator: Dana Zikmundová
Prepared in cooperation with Boomerang Publishing
110 00 Prague 1
From: 26 Apr 2013
To: 24 May 2013
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event