About This Image

Signed and dated on recto; signed, dated and photographer's notes on verso.Viktor Kolar was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Sept. 7, 1941.Kollar, who returned to the Czechoslovakia after five years in Canada, began to document life in his run-down industrial home town of Ostrava under the Communist regime that restricted much and allowed very little.His photographs gradually evolved from this documentary and sociological approach to a more subjective, ambiguous form of expression. His unusual compositions encourage viewers to reconsider conventional meanings of depicted reality. To achieve this, Kolar emphasizes visual metaphors, symbols and hidden meanings. In this his work most closely resembles that of Josef Koudelka.

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Untitled (Men on Railroad Tracks)
Viktor Kolar Untitled (Men on Railroad Tracks)

Price $900
Sale Price $630

Main Image

Ref.# 11076

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1977  Print Date 1991

Dimensions 7-9/16 x 10-9/16 in. (192 x 268 mm)

Photo Country Czech Republic

Photographer Country Czech Republic


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