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People (1930–1995) Jan Lukas, Helena Lukas, Nadia Rovderová

The photographic book presents unique black-and-white shots from the years when modern history was formed.

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  • Weight: 130 g
  • EAN/ISBN: 978-80-7437-182-0
  • Number of pages: 108
  • Size: 21 × 21 cm
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2015
  • Edition: First

The photographic book Jan Lukas: People 1930–1995 presents 108 unique black-and-white shots from the years when modern history was formed, both in Europe and in the then Soviet Union and the United States. Jan Lukas (1915–2006) is a legend, one of the first founders of the Czech photo-reporting tradition and humanist photography.

The people in his films are famous creators of history (Tomáš G. Masaryk, Edvard Beneš, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Václav Havel…), they are also well-known cultural figures (Louis Armstrong , Jiří Voskovec, Jan Werich, Jiří Suchý, Jiří Šlitr, Jiří Trnka, Alexandr Hackenschmied, Lillian Gish, Jiří Kolář, Bohumil Hrabal, Michael Douglas, Miloš Forman…), but they are also people who have affected historical events (the Vogel family before transport to a concentration camp), or nameless people from the crowd at breakthrough historical events.

These black-and-white photographs are relevant even today, when we are in danger of forgetting and repeating old mistakes, unexpectedly topical and urgent.

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