Photographs from the Years When So Much Was Demanded and So Little Was Allowed
Published by KANT. Text by Jirí Sostrzonek.
Czech photographer Vladimír Birgus (born 1954) presents black-and-white photographs of Eastern European cities that capture the contrasts between optimistic communist propaganda and the gloomy reality of everyday life in this era.
Published by Kant. Essays by Tomas Pospech, Jan Smok, Ales Kunes, Vaclav Zykmund and Elzbieta Lubowicz.
A publisher, educator, historian and curator, Vladimír Birgus is a devoted photographer of the subjective moment. Since the early 1970s he has been capturing people and places in compositions that treat color and tone rigorously but never foreclose on the reading of the image. Something Unspeakable follows him through different cities and everyday encounters, moods, hidden desires and emotions.