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Josef Sudek: Topography of Ruins

Prague City Gallery – House of Photography (Galerie hlavního města Prahy – Dům fotografie), Revoluční 5, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

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  • Tue 22. 5. 2018 – Sun 19. 8. 2018

The exhibition presents almost unknown and yet unexhibited collection of photographs by Sudek which capture Prague devastated by the 1945 bombardment and the Prague Uprising. Some of the pictures also deal with protection of Prague monuments during the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The photographs were commissioned by the publisher Václav Poláček whose house later merely printed them in a low-quality in the 1946 Prague Calendar under the subtitle “Prague Cultural Losses 1939–1945”. The calendar will be exhibited as well, side by side some written documents related to the commission. 

Visitors will see approx. 150 exhibits (negatives as well as newprints). Furthermore, this will be accompanied by works of other photographs who captured Prague in 1945 too.


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