Overview participating exhibitions

Warzone
2010

Warzone

Antonin Kratochvil

LANDSCAPES OF WAR (Iraq, 2003)

Spring, 2003. Beneath clouds of dark smoke, British troops advance on Basra, one of the largest cities in Iraq, the country's most important port and the centre of oil production in the region. In his war landscapes Antonin Kratochvil documents the scars these troops left behind.

  • LANDSCAPES OF WAR (Iraq, 2003)

    Spring, 2003. Beneath clouds of dark smoke, British troops advance on Basra, one of the largest cities in Iraq, the country's most important port and the centre of oil production in the region. In his war landscapes Antonin Kratochvil documents the scars these troops left behind.

  • LANDSCAPES OF WAR (Iraq, 2003)

  • LANDSCAPES OF WAR (Iraq, 2003)

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Antonin Kratochvil

HOMAGE TO ABU GHRAIB (Iraq, 2006)

Just as the great Columbian painter Fernando Botero previously did, Antonin Kratochvil reconstructs the torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib. At the time the images of ill-treatment caused a wave of indignation around the world, and stained the reputation of the United States. They called up memories for Antonin Kratochvil, a Czech refugee, whose father was tortured in Stalinist camps.

  • HOMAGE TO ABU GHRAIB (Iraq, 2006)

    Just as the great Columbian painter Fernando Botero previously did, Antonin Kratochvil reconstructs the torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib. At the time the images of ill-treatment caused a wave of indignation around the world, and stained the reputation of the United States. They called up memories for Antonin Kratochvil, a Czech refugee, whose father was tortured in Stalinist camps.

  • HOMAGE TO ABU GHRAIB (Iraq, 2006)

Traces & Omens
2005

Traces & Omens

Antonin Kratochvil

VANISHING (2005)

For his project Vanishing (2005) Antonin Kratochvil spent sixteen years recording things all over the world that are being seriously harmed or on the point of disappearing. For instance, he photographed gold mining in Guyana, which involves the use of large quantities of cyanide. The use of this poisonous substance has serious consequences for the landscape and for public health. In Bolivia he focused on the once flourishing tin mining, which is now being closed down as a result of bad management. In the Congo Kratochvil photographed the illegal trade in threatened animal species, and in Ecuador the oil polluted environment. One and all, they are not issues that stand high on the world's agenda; nonetheless they have dire consequences for nature and the environment, and therefore for mankind.

  • VANISHING (2005)

    For his project Vanishing (2005) Antonin Kratochvil spent sixteen years recording things all over the world that are being seriously harmed or on the point of disappearing. For instance, he photographed gold mining in Guyana, which involves the use of large quantities of cyanide. The use of this poisonous substance has serious consequences for the landscape and for public health. In Bolivia he focused on the once flourishing tin mining, which is now being closed down as a result of bad management. In the Congo Kratochvil photographed the illegal trade in threatened animal species, and in Ecuador the oil polluted environment. One and all, they are not issues that stand high on the world's agenda; nonetheless they have dire consequences for nature and the environment, and therefore for mankind.

  • VANISHING (2005)

  • VANISHING (2005)

  • VANISHING (2005)

  • VANISHING (2005)

Biography

Antonin Kratochvil (Czechoslovakia, 1947) began his career as a photographer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since the 1970s he has been photographing street children in Mongolia and famous musicians and actors, among them David Bowie and George Clooney. Kratochvil recorded the war in Iraq and in Africa he investigated the origin of so-called blood diamonds. Kratochvil is a co-founder of the photo agency VII.

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Warzone

Warzone

Price EUR 10,00

Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00

Traces & Omens

Traces & Omens

Price EUR 10,00