It’s truly interesting to see photography from all over the world that we’re not particularly exposed to in America – especially when it’s portrayed along a historical arc that stretches all the way from the 1920′s until today. And before seeing the Czech Center of Photography’s exhibit at Photo LA I knew that Czechoslovakia had been the birth place of many great movie directors like Milos Forman and Dusan Makavejev*, but now I also know of spectacular photographers like Ivan Pinkhava and M. Hak – who manipulated the photo above in the darkroom by holding a glass jar in front of the lens as the film was developing.
CZECH CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: http://ccfpraha.cz/
PHOTO LA: http://www.photola.com/
*If you want to see the weirdest and most AWESOME film of all time rent “Sweet Movie”