Photographs by Miroslav Tichy. Essays by Roman Buxbaum, Pavel Vancat and Harald Szeeman.
Torst, Prague, 2006. 160 pp., 78 color illustrations, 6½x7".
After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, and
working—at some risk—as an abstract painter in
Communist Czechoslovakia, Miroslav Tichy turned to
a life of isolation in his home town of Kyjov, Moravia.
In the 1960s, he began to take photographs of local
women at the town pool using cameras he made by
hand out of scrap and peering through the fence,
which imposed its lines on every image. This collection
is among the most touching contributions ever
made to Western art’s gallery of bathers.
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