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On Monday, April 16th, the Czech photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková will present and discuss her most recent work including her latest book “The Black Years” which intimately documents subcultures/outsiders in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s / early 1990s.
Jarcovjáková was recently voted The Photographer of the Year by the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic.
„Working on the edge of the art scene and society, Libuše Jarcovjáková proves to be one of the most important figures in the history of our photography. This is not an exaggerated statement. Her pre-November work that is vigorous, honest and energetic does not compare to any other Czech artist and oftentimes surpasses even foreign authors who have studied at universities for decades,“ said Respekt magazine’s Jan H. Vitvar, who also nominated Jarcovjáková for the prize.
Jarcovjáková has been called the Czech “Nan Goldin” related to her work from the 80’s and 90’s. She is a true documentarist and artist. More about her can found on her website: http://www.jarcovjakova.com