Viktor Kolàř (*1941)

PRINTS

all silver gelatine prints, all indicated sizes are image sizes; prices on request.

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 1964

«Ostrava 1964»

374 x 276 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 1967

«Ostrava 1967»

380 x 284 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 1978

«Ostrava 1978»

368 x 256 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 1984

«Ostrava 1984»

361 x 245 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 1992

«Ostrava 1992»

326 x 236 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Ostrava 2002

«Ostrava 2002»

378 x 259 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Toronto 1970

«Toronto 1970»

374 x 250 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Toronto 1970 II

«Toronto 1970 II»

361 x 255 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Toronto 1970 III

«Toronto 1970 III»

375 x 261 mm

Fotografie von / photo by Viktor Kolàř - Toronto 1970 IV

«Toronto 1970 IV»

370 x 268 mm

BOOKS

Buch / book - Viktor Kolář Canada 1968-1973

«Canada 1968-1973»

Prague 2013, signed 120 pages, b/w full plates troughout, 9 1/3 x 8 1/2 inch
45 US $

Buch / book - Viktor Kolář Ostrava

«Ostrava»

Prague, 2010, signed 202 pages, b/w full plates troughout, 12 x 11 1/2 inch
85 US $

CV

1941 born in Ostrava
1954 under his father's tutelage, began to make his first photographs
1959 worked in the Vitkovice ironworks, joins the Vitkovice photoclub
1961 first publication in the journal of czech photography
1960–64 Studied at the school of education, Ostrava and was involved in theater and photography
1964 first solo exhibition, where he showed sixty photographs
1964–68 taught at an elementary school, became a liberian and decided to devote himself fully to photography
1968 tool Photograph dring the "Prague Spring", the period of political liberalization in communist Czechoslowakia. Left for Canada by way of Vienna
1968–73 spent 5 years in Canada, worked on several photographic projects, meets upon others William Ewing und Cornell Capa
1973 kreturns to Ostrava, was repeatedly subjected to interrogations by the secret police, his passport was confiscated
1973–75 worked three shifts in the steel foundries of Nova Hut, continues taking photographs of Ostrava
1975–84 worked as stagehand in a Theater in Ostrava, get married with Marta Roszkopfova and became father
1984–94 after becoming a member in the Czech Artists' Fund he left the theater and started his career as freelance photographer
1986 two publications of his works on Ostrava were published
1991 received the prize of the Mother Jones Fund for Documentary Photography, traveled to the USA and gave several lectures
1993–94 taught photography as a visiting lecturer at the School of Education, University of Ostrava
1994 accepted an offer to teach documentary photography at the Department of Photography, FAMU, Prague
1995 his third book on photographs on Ostrava was published
2000 became an assistant professor at FAMU, Prague
2006 became a professor at FAMU, Prague

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