Josef Sudek: Poet of Prague : A Photographers Life (Aperture)

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A collection of photographs by the Czech photographer, Josef Sudek, who in portraying Prague and its environs evokes a deep sense of humanity and a life rich in emotion. He imbues his subjects with a luminous, even surreal, life of their own. A contemporary of Edward Weston, Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Alexander Rodchenko, he founded the Czech Photographic Society in 1924 with Joromir Funke and while he embraced the ideal of the avant-garde, working in many of the successive styles that marked the development of Modernism, his photographs have a lyrical and impressionistic quality that earned him the title "poet of Prague".

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Josef Sudek cofounded the Czech Photographic Society in 1924 with Jaromir Funke and took part in the International Photography Exhibition in Prague in 1936, along with László Moholy-Nagy, John Heartfield, Man Ray, and Alexander Rodchenko.

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"Sudek's photographs need no words. They are simply breathtaking."-Milos Forman

"The master of Czechoslovak photography turned whatever his lens touched into poetic gold." -Andy Grundberg, The New York Times
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"Sudek reveled in every aspect of photography, constantly experimenting with ways of seeing--form in the distorted reflection of a mirror; or condensation on a window, creating the perfect light diffuser; or a still life; or a view of laundry drying on the line outside." --Black & White Magazine

"The austere, moody black-and-white photos--which Sudek shot during a career that lasted for more than half a century--capture the formal eloquence and the ghostly, often surreal beauty of his native city." -- Francine Prose --Washington Post

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