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Photo Stroll – My Positive Day photos by Jiří Třeštík in Prague

The Roaming Eye (tRE) is back in the Czech Republic and is on the look out for, and is enjoying coming across, some random photography. With this in mind, the q cafe has a small show downstairs in the cafe on Opatovická 12, Praha 1 until 28 July.
Czech photographer Jiří Třeštík accompanied and documented three men living with HIV in three different European cities Prague, Munich and Zurich.
So here’s a preview for those who may be interested in the small cafe/bar show…


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Photo Stroll – Controversies a legal and ethical history of photography at the Rudolfinium Gallery: Part 3

I am on the move, again, this time in Manchester. So for today, here’s the penultimate part of my photo stroll through the photo show Controversies – a legal and ethical history of photography at the Rudolfinium Gallery. There are lots of photos, so I’ve added them as thumbnails, click to look more closely, or watch them as a slideshow. All iPhone photos © Miranda Gavin.

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Photo Stroll – Controversies photo show at the Rudolfinium Gallery Prague – Part 2

And, here’s part two of the show Controversies (Kotroverze) on at the Rudolfinium Gallery in Prague until 13 November. This time as a slide show as it’s the weekend and, if pictures really are worth a thousand words, then you have 30,000 to enjoy, more words than I could even contemplate writing. Till tomorrow.

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Photo Stroll through Prague and Controversies – a legal and ethical history of photography: Part 1

is an exhibition organized by Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne at the Rudolfinium Gallery in Prague with curators Daniel Girardin (senior curator of the Musée de l’Elysée), Christian Pirker (attorney, Member of the Geneva Bar) and Associate curator Petr Nedoma (director of Galerie Rudolfinum).

” Since its invention in 1839, photography has provoked numerous controversies and sensational trials. The photographic image has been at the centre of important ethical debates and legal questions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

“As a symbol of free expression and the rights of individuals, but also of power and money, it has frequently come into conflict with authority and has had to face censorship and manipulation. It has provoked impassioned debates in the worlds of art, science, politics, journalism, fashion and advertising that have often ended in court. Most major photographers have been drawn into legal proceedings or controversies that have had important repercussions on their careers.”

“The Musée de l’Elysée has brought together a wide range of photographs from the beginnings of photography to the present day that have been the focus of controversy or legal proceedings. Some of these are very well-known, others are less so. Taken together, these pictures give a better understanding of how a society or culture looks at itself, and thereby enable us to consider contemporary debates with a critical eye.” Press release.

All iPhone photos © Miranda Gavin.

There is a warning too:
“The exhibited photographs may be shocking. The organizer recommends that sensitive persons, minors and those who do not wish to be confronted with shocking images consider whether they wish to visit the exhibition.

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Photo Stroll through Prague – The Green Scene

I’m in Prague until Saturday, catching up with friends, students I taught back in 1995, and visiting a couple of photo shows. I’ll post about one of them tomorrow with a preview and some press photos followed by photo stroll through the actual exhibition later in the week. Na shledanou.