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Modern Czech Photography: A Portfolio

Modern Czech Photography: A Portfolio

December 13, 2018–March 31, 2019
The portfolio Modern Czech Photography (Moderni´ c?eska´ fotografie) is a rare and powerful body of work by some of the most important mid-century Czech photographers. Featuring such masters as Jaromi´r Funke and Josef Sudek, giants in the history of modernism, the portfolio holds special historic importance because it was published in 1943, during World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The portfolio is a recent gift to MAG by the museum’s director, Jonathan Binstock, and his wife, Ann.

shown: Jaromi´r Funke (Czech, 1896-1945)
Untitled, from the series ‘Time Persists’ (detail)
1932, printed no later than 1943.
Gift of L. Ann and Jonathan P. Binstock in honor of Marisol and Moreton Binn.