Item #23278 Gustav Aulehla Fotografie Photographs 1957 - 1990. Vladimir Birgus.

Gustav Aulehla Fotografie Photographs 1957 - 1990

Czech Republic: KANT Karel Kerlicky, 2009. F. (106) pages; the first monograph on this Czech documentary photographer; signed by author Vladimir Birgus on the title page, who also helped make the selection of imagery for the book; Gustav Aulehla (b. 1931) of Krnov in the Czech Republic, , "...we could hardly find another photographer in our midst who could so truthfully showcase life in a Czechoslovak small town at that time. In their rawness and ironic distance, in their spotlighting of the devastation both of the environment and of the people under the reign of one party, Aulehla's pictures are exceptions to the then optimistically fine-tuned trend to find poetry in the everyday...did not need to worry if his photos would be deemed ideologically unproblematic enough...He took pictures only according to his inner compass, and did not strive for immediate recognition...a strong emotive portrait of the time...his own visual diary..." (from the author's foreword); black and white illustrated throughout; text in Czech & English; approx. 9 1/4" x 8 1/2" format; illustrated dustjacket over black hardcover cloth binding; slight wear; in very good condition. Item #23278

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