Scattered Oil Barrels Lie in Pieces, from the Vanishing series

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Kratochvíl, Antonín
Scattered Oil Barrels Lie in Pieces, from the Vanishing series
2006
photograph on paper, 42 x 60 cm

For almost half a century, Antonín Kratochvíl has represented the top level of documentary and portrait photography. After his departure from Czechoslovakia in 1967, he has, as a photojournalist of many prestigious world magazines, created legendary series from places of social unrest and war, and from the lives of the populations of totalitarian regimes. He recorded genocide in Zaire and Rwanda, refugees in Bosnia and Afghanistan, the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe, drug smugglers in Guatemala, as well as parties of Moscow’s “Golden Youth” in 2000. Twenty photographs selected from the collections of Prague City Gallery present the main thematic ranges and characteristic features of Kratochvíl’s composition and style, forming a cross section of his most famous book sets. Broken Dream: Twenty Years of War in Eastern Europe is a subjective documentary from the places in the former Eastern Bloc from the 1970s to the 1990s; Vanishing (New York, 2005, Golden Light Award for Best Documentary Book in the USA) is a tour through endangered life forms and vanishing cultures; Sopravvivere (Italy, 2001) features terrible authentic views of the places of war conflicts, and Persona (...) is a set of individually conceived portraits of well-known personalities.

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