Antonín Kratochvíl Persona

The Gallery on the Train 2006

4. 5. — 30. 11. 2006
A mobile-gallery exhibition, touring railway stations of the Czech and the Slovak Republic. Celebrities and people around us in a different light in 60 black-and-white portraits.

Antonín Kratochvíl is a Czech photographer of international renown living in the USA. A World Press Photo award recipient.
A native of Lovosice who passed his youth in Prague (he left Czechoslovakia before the Russian invasion), he holds several major international awards including the Infinity Award and Photojournalist of the Year bestowed by the International Center of Photography in New York. American Photo magazine has ranked him among the most significant photographers in the USA.
Incognito is a collection of portraits for which Kratochvíl used his favourite black-and-white material and depicted in an expressionistic and subjective style famous people, stars and celebrities: those that are never forgotten - the immortal ones, whose eternity spans cables and satellites.
Kratochvíl presents to us celebrities, ever accompanied by colours and stylisation, in what can even seem a surreal light, creating a portrait that moves a famous (to the normal world) remote individual to the everyday world around us.
With his portrait of Willem Dafoe, Kratochvíl won the World Press Photo first prize in 1998. The collection contains photographs of famous faces such as: Liv Tyler, David Bowie, Jean Reno, Keanu Reeves, Richard Burton, Harvey Keitel, Bill Gates, Priscilla Presley and Johnny Depp.

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