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Tag / Photography
Stará Aerovka is a Czech Aviation Museum complete with hangars, a unique complex representing not only the architecture showing the beginning of Czechoslovak aviation, but also the development of aircraft technology during WWII. At this single location it’s possible to see uniquely preserved buildings, typical for Central European airport structural engineering of the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and...
Maybe you have heard of Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011), the eccentric and unsuspecting man with the homemade cardboard, plywood and tin cameras. Call him a Czech version of a Vivian Maier if you will – only his photo taking was never really a secret other than the odd looking cameras he used really worked. He...
All of the images are from the book entitled Praha Poeticka or Poetic Prague. The photographer of these lovely images is Jiří Macht (born 1949). The scenes, a lonely looking Prague in black and white. Enjoy… Which image is your favorite? If you have not already subscribed to get TresBohemes.com delivered to your inbox, please use the...
In the interwar period, Czechoslovakia expanded its powerful network of fortifications along the border with Germany. Today we look at the ghosts of Czech border fortifications  captured by Czech photographer Roman Kubeček. Work on the fortifications began in 1935 because of fears of a German invasion at the border (number 1545 kilometers). The huge project aimed to...
Alexandr Hackenschmied (December 17, 1907 – 26 July 26, 2004). He was one of the most significant personalities of Czech film and photograph avant-garde. In the beginning of the 1930’s, he was a distinct promoter of world avant-garde movements and he organized one of the first avant-garde film projections in Prague, showing various films including those...
Milton Greene pulled out his camera in 1956 and photographed what came to be known as the Black Sitting. Photographed in his studio in New York, this has to be my personal favorite of Marilyn photographs. Marilyn Monroe in black has to be the special photographic series people recognize as the ULTIMATE Monroe-Greene achievement. What I love...
Plant-Cleaner-Vanessa-McKeown-Tres-Bohemes
Vanessa Mckeown is an art director and photographer who has reimagined everyday objects into colorful and clever works of art. Her photographs combine mundane objects such as spray bottles and toothpaste tubes with colorful fruits, candies, and cakes to create amusing images and charming scenes. She uses everyday objects in unusual ways, substituting common objects...
France-Exiles-Josef-Koudelka-Tres-Bohemes
In the May of 1970 Josef Koudelka left his country, intending to avoid retribution for his 1968 photo series Invasion. Despite the fact that the photographs had been published anonymously, Koudelka feared reprisal for the 1968 photographs, which recorded the Soviet invasion of Prague. “From that moment, I was afraid to go back to Czechoslovakia...
Josef-Koudelka-Prague-Invasion-Tres-Bohemes
Josef Koudelka returned home from Romania in the August of 1968, a mere two days before the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. As the military forces of the Warsaw Pact invaded the city of Prague and the tanks rolled in, Koudelka took to the streets, where he recorded the historical event with his camera. His photographs...
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I bet you had no idea that Brno Built the Future in 1956… “In the city of Brno, modernism lives on. Brno, the capital of Moravia and the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, is a long way from Chicago. But in the 1920s and 1930s, it was one of the hotbeds of Modernism in Central Europe.” –International...
Josef-Koudelka-Cikani-Tres-Bohemes
Gypsies or Cikáni (Czech for “gypsies”) is a collection of photographs taken by Josef Koudelka between 1962 and 1971. The photographs offer a look at Roma Society and the Gypsie’s way of life in various European countries. Koudelka originally planned to publish the photographs in Prague, but due to the Soviet invasion in 1968, he...
Jaromir-Funke-Bottle-Shadow-Tres-Bohemes
Jaromír Funke was a Photographer Born in Skuteč, Czech Republic. During the 1920s, he was recognized for his unique work and became a leading figure in Czech photography. His photographs were unconventional and expressive. He would photograph inanimate objects such as bottles, glass, and plates, using the contrast of light and shadow to create original still...