This new association of Czech photographers opted for the name 400 ASA in reference to the kind of film that is highly sensitive to light exposure. The exhibition 400 ASA: Documentary Photography examines the lives of various social groups, taking a closer look on the habitats they create for themselves. The exhibits are complemented by projections of other works by each of the participating photographers, selected from just one segment of their concurrent work programs. Karel Cudlín (*1960), Jan Dobrovský (*1960), Alžběta Jungrová (*1978), Antonín Kratochvíl (*1947), Jan Mihaliček (*1965) and Martin Wágner (*1980) view the nature of today’s world realistically, but each captures its mutability in his or her own way. As a
PAOLO PELLEGRIN Lecture of italian photo journalist/ Magnum Photos 15.11. - 18:30 City Library Prague – Small auditorium Mariánské náměstí 1, Praha 1, Czech Republic 400 ASA Agency invites you to a lecture by a world-renowned Italian photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin, member of the Magnum Photos. He is a winner of many awards, including ten World Press Photo awards and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. He is an author of many books. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.
Twenty stunning images by Tomki Nemec—personal photographer for writer, dissident and statesman Vaclav Havel—capture Havel’s humanity, humour, glamour and influence as he emerges as Czechoslovakia’s accidental politician, or philosopher king, during the Velvet Revolution of the late 1980s that brought a bloodless end to Czech communism.