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Year of origin

Miroslav Tichý


b/w photography on paper
vintage gelatin 
silver print
h 20,5 / w 25,5 cm
h 12,5 / w 7,5   cm

This original Miroslav Tichý photograph of women during the gymnastics lesson in the park is from 1970. The Czech photographer documented thousands of women in his hometown Kyjov with self-made cameras made of cardboard and tin cans. The focus of his aesthetics lied on imperfection. He thus distorted, spotted and poorly exposed his pictures, not only through the given possibility of his primitive equipment. Tichý followed the footsteps of artists such as Hans Bellmer or Pierre Molinier.