Fotograf Gallery

In Between Images: The Archive of the Cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera

Opening: on Monday, September 7, from 7 pm
Curator: Kateřina Svatoňová

Without doubt, Jaroslav Kučera (19291991represents one of the most important cinematographers of the Czechoslovak cinematography of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition aims to provide a look into Kučera’s archive, to demonstrate a role of a cinematographer as both a creative and artistic one, as well as to understand what are the specific features of Kučera’s oeuvre and his way of thinking through/with images. The show therefore offers mostly a presentation of drafts, sketches and various experimentations with photographic and cinematographic images, which Kučera produced continuously throughout his life. These images reveal how important to him was the work with colour, shadows, light and compositions and the capturing of ways of looking, authenticity and atmosphere. 



Fotograf Gallery is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture and during the year 2021 by a grant from the City of Prague amounting to 630 000 CZK.