Viktor Kolář – Ostrava
KANT Publishing – Prague 2010
Sealed new copy, long out of print!
Viktor Kolář is the Czech Republic’s most important urban photographer, and is especially famed for his photo-chronicles of his hometown of Ostrava. Kolář brings a politicized existentialism to the “decisive moment” principle, recording traces of civic alienation and anthropologically telling scenarios. Kolář is the only Czech photographer to have received the Mother Jones International Photography Award (1991). ‘Ostrava’ is one of the most important Czech photobooks and also a milestone in european photography.