Ivan Kyncl. Rebellion with a camera

From Visual Chronicler of the Civil Rights Movement in the ČSSR to Photographer of the British Stage

Prague-born Ivan Kyncl (1953–2004) attracted international attention in the 1970s: he managed to secretly photograph the surveillance practices of the secret police and to smuggle photographs into the West. Kyncl not only documented the persecution of Czech dissidents, he also revealed the everyday life of marginalised groups in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic following the suppression of the Prague Spring. He did so from an ideologically “deviant” perspective that ran contrary to the aesthetic normalisation of Socialist Realism. This book also presents Kyncl’s theatre photographs and reportage, which he produced after emigrating to London in 1980.
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Ivan Kyncl. Rebellion with a camera

ISBN 978-3-86678-986-9

21,00 × 26,50 cm

224 Pages

178 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German, English, Tschechisch

Editor
by Heidrun Hamersky, Ulrike Huhn, Susanne Schattenberg authors Vilém Precan, Heidrun Hamersky, Alena Melichar, Hans-Dietrich Genscher et al. graphic design Andreas Koch, Bielefeld 

Events
exhibition „Rebellion mit der Kamera. Die Tschechoslowakei der 1970er Jahre in Fotografien von Ivan Kyncl“, 10.7.–20.8.2014, Bremer Rathaus; September 2014 Prager Nationalmuseum; November 2014 Mährisches Landesmuseum, Brno