Friday, 19 March 2010
Miroslav Tichy Exhibition @ International Center of Photography, New York
Foto: Susanne Zander, 2009
This is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the work of the reclusive and mysterious Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý. Now over eighty years old, 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. The exhibition, organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis, includes a number of Tichý's homemade cameras as well as approximately 100 of his photographs.
The exhibition “Miroslav Tichy” continues through May 9 at the International Center of Photography.
See also: The New York Times : "An Ogling Subversive With a Homemade Camera" by