Homoloviny – traditional photography contrasted with modern pictures


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20 September – 7 October 2018

Opening hours:
Tue - Fr: 11 – 18
Sa - Su: 10 – 18

Entrance fee:
80 CZK / 40 CZK, including entrance to adjacent exhibition in the CPC Small Hall

Large Hall CPC
Seydlerova 2835/4
Prague 5 (Nové Butovice)
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The Homoloviny multimedia exhibition is a first in a number of areas. First of all, we are showcasing the contrasting work of a father and son next to each other, and secondly the pictures of Honza Homola can be viewed next to photographs for the first time in the gallery. In his pictures, Honza Homola combines a number of techniques: the basic image is produced on a computer, but he further adds to the picture using a traditional painting technique. The exhibition begins in the Czech Photo Centre gallery on 19 September and continues until 7 October 2018.

In the Homoloviny exhibition, we will be showcasing printed photographs and period enlargements 30 years old and over. Many of them are accompanied by hand-written notes. In this exhibition, for example, you will see the first photo of Václav Havel together with Dagmar Veškrnová. You will also see photography of North Korean dictator Kim Il-Sung being helped down steps by his guards. Also exhibited is one of the most well-known pictures for the American publication series A Day in the Life of, in which the author has captured a girl in the air above dunes at the Dnieper River in Kiev.

At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, Oleg Homola focused his photography on music, resulting in a collection of popular Czech show-business stars. The common link between most of his photographs is humour – and so the second prize in the prestigious international competition Humorphoto, “Manneken Pis” can also be viewed at the exhibition.

Multimedia author Oleg Homola is mostly known as a photographer who also writes, paints, and composes and plays music. He has won numerous leading international and domestic prizes for photojournalism. By the end of the 1980s, he was one of the leading “press photographers” in Czechoslovakia. He was the most sought-after Czech photojournalist abroad. In recent years, he has focused on video production in particular.

The exhibition will be open from 20 September until 7 October every day, except Mondays. From Tuesday to Friday always from 11.00am until 6.00pm, and at weekends from 10.00am until 6.00pm. Standard entrance is 80 CZK, or 40 CZK for concessions. The gallery is located 100 metres from metro station Nové Butovice at the address Seydlerova 2835/4, Prague 5.

Contact and further information: Czech Photo Centre: Public relations – Anna Vacková +420 777 09 36 90, vackova@czechpressphoto.cz, www.czechphoto.org

Main partners: Trigema, ProCeram, Olympus

Press release for download in .docx

Photo: Oleg Homola

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