Saturday, June 26, 2010

Miroslav Tichý.

Miroslav Tichý. Photographs by Miroslav Tichý. The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2010. 32 pp., 68 colour illustrations, 8¼x7¼".

This book (with the most hauntingly beautiful cover image) was published to coincide with the exhibition of photographs by Miroslav Tichý at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2008-2009).

Tichý's dreamlike and poignant photographs really resonates with me - especially the landscapes, whereas there are perhaps part of his work (mainly photographs of women) that are problematic. I have written about books featuring his work previously here and here.

The International Center of Photography recently showed the first American museum exhibition devoted to the work of Tichý. The ICP describes him and his work as:

"Tichý is a stubbornly eccentric artist, known as much for his makeshift cardboard cameras as for his haunting and distorted images of women and landscapes, many of them taken surreptitiously.

Tichý began photographing in the 1950s, in part as a political response to the social repressions of Czech communism.

However, it is only in the past five years that his intensely private work has gained public attention."

You can also see more of his work here or here for example (or here and here).

UPDATE: Please note that due to comment on this post I've changed the link above.

1 comment:

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