ISBN: 80-7215-202-5|Published: 2003|Pages: 144
Binding: Softbound|Format: 160 x 180 mm|Graphic design: Pavel Lev, Studio Najbrt
In this publication the experience of the Czech-born American Jan Lucas (1915–2006), tempered by years as an émigré, is carried over into consciousness. By the author of Prague Diary, 1938–65 and The Islanders, this book represents a tallying up of 60 years experience and 25 separate publications. It is a cross-section of a life’s work by one of the most important figures of contemporary photography, a classic of the Czech school, who ranks alongside Drtikol, Sudek, Rössler, Funke, Tmej, and Koudelka. It is a retrospective of a photographer whose credo is “To watch what interests me and to keep it alive, in the hope that many others will also find it interesting.” The introductory article is by Josef Moucha, an historian of photography at the Film and Photography Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague.