20 November - 6 December 2015
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Athens and The Image Gallery presented an exhibition of works by the distinguished Czech photographer Karel Cudlín entitled “Photographs from the Czech Republic“.
Karel Cudlín was born in 1960 in Prague in then Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the Photography Department of the renowned FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague. As a freelance photographer, he has cooperated with Czech significant magazines and newspapers. Between 1997 and 2003, he worked as one of the personal photographers of the former President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel. Karel Cudlín´s work focuses mainly on social themes. He captured, in a very personal and specific way, the moments of the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic in November 1989. His works are included in many public collections, for instance in the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Wall Museum in Berlin, the Museum de l’ Elysée in Lausagne, but also in private collections in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions in many countries all over the world - in France, the USA, Israel, and in Cyprus, to name just a few. He regularly participates in the press photo contest «Czech Press Photo», in which he has won by now 18 awards in various categories. He has published many books on diverse themes, i.a. a Jewish community, pictures from Prague, «the German autumn in Prague of 1989», and many others.