University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Contemporary Czech Fotofest Exhibition, 1990: (Discrete Collection 165)

An Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Contemporary Czech Fotofest
Title: Contemporary Czech Fotofest Exhibition, (Discrete Collection 165)
Dates: 1990
RLIN Record ID: TXRC00-F7
Extent: 103 items
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

This collection of images, by eighteen Czechoslovakian photographers, is from an exhibition that was part of an international, biannual "Fotofest" held throughout the month of March 1990 in Houston, Texas. The prints are arranged by accession number, which were assigned alphabetically by photographer.

Described in the "Fotofest 90" catalog under the title "Perspectives, Real and Imaginary: Nineteen Contemporary Czechoslovak Photographers," the subjects of the photographs range from rural Bohemian settings to portraits of working class Czech people, animals, and female nude figures, to modern urban landscape abstractions, and to views from a soccer game and sporting events in Prague known as "Spartakiada." The photographs were made between 1968 and 1990. Photographers whose work is represented include: Pavel Banka, Jaroslav Barta, Ivo Gil (although not listed in the "Fotofest 90" catalog index), Stepan Grygar, Jiri Hanke, Bohdan Holomicek, Viktor Kolar, Zdenek Lhotak, Miroslav Machotka, Jan Maly, Dusan Palka, Ivan Pinkava, Jiri Polacek, Jan Reco, Jan Reich, Pavel Stecha, Jindrich Streit, and Peter Zupnik. (Also listed in the "Fotofest 90" catalog index, but not represented in this collection, were Ivan Lutterer and Miro Svolik.)

The photographs are gelatin silver prints, with the five by Peter Zupnik embellished by hand coloring. The images vary in size, but most are mounted in numbered exhibition mats of one of two sizes (either 61 × 51 cm. or 51 × 41 cm.), with a few having been subsequently mounted on plain board. Some of the prints have sustained minor corner damage from repeated removal from the exhibition mats, and so should be handled carefully.

Titles and dates given in the following item list are reproduced as given by photographers on the prints. Information supplied by the cataloger is enclosed in square brackets. Czech language diacritics are not reproduced in this description.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift, 1991 (Texas Photographic Society)

Processed by:

Mary J. Foster, 1999


Sources

Fotofest 90: an international month of photography. Houston, Tex., 1990. Cataloged at TR645.H8 F67 HRC-P.


Contemporary Czech Fotofest Exhibition, 1990 (Discrete Collection 165)--Item List

[Nude woman and newspaper] 1986
Photographer Banka, Pavel
#1
DIS 165: large box 1



[Nude woman behind open window] 1985
Photographer Banka, Pavel
#5
DIS 165: large box 1



[Woman looking into round mirror] 1985/89
Photographer Banka, Pavel
#3
DIS 165: large box 1



[Nude woman with metal rod] 1985
Photographer Banka, Pavel
#4
DIS 165: large box 1



[Nude woman covering her eyes] 1985
Photographer Banka, Pavel
#2
DIS 165: large box 1



„Okna“ (Windows) 1981
Photographer Barta, Jaroslav
#6
DIS 165: large box 1



„Ulice“ (Streets) 1982
Photographer Barta, Jaroslav
#7
DIS 165: small box 1



„Okna“ (Windows) 1978
Photographer Barta, Jaroslav
#8
DIS 165: large box 1



„Ulice“ (Streets) 1979
Photographer Barta, Jaroslav
#9
DIS 165: large box 1



„Ulice“ (Streets) 1979
Photographer Barta, Jaroslav
#10
DIS 165: large box 1



The Farm […] South Bohemia [Family and dog with horses] 1970-1975
Photographer Gil, Ivo
#12
DIS 165: small box 1



The Farm […] South Bohemia [Man and wheelbarrow] 1970-1975
Photographer Gil, Ivo
#13
DIS 165: small box 1



Institut Oligofrenic Children „Leontyn“ [Nun and three children in hospital] 1970-1975
Photographer Gil, Ivo
#14
DIS 165: small box 1



Institut Oligofrenic Children „Leontyn“ [Boy with harmonica in hospital] 1970-1976
Photographer Gil, Ivo
#15
DIS 165: small box 1



[Three people silhouetted in a walkway. From series:] Pragues People from Old Town. 1986
Photographer Gil, Ivo
#11
DIS 165: small box 1



No title (Prague) [Doorway with power cables and bird] 1985
Photographer Grygar, Stepan
#17
DIS 165: large box 1



No title (Prague) [Spiral staircase from below, in snowfall] 1986
Photographer Grygar, Stepan
#19
DIS 165: large box 1



No title (Paris) [Milled stone wall]. 1982
Photographer Grygar, Stepan
#18
DIS 165: large box 1



No title (Prague) [Chair and stairway landing in light snow] 1985
Photographer Grygar, Stepan
#16
DIS 165: large box 1



No title (Prague) [Wall with windows, doorway, pipe, wire, and large vine] 1987
Photographer Grygar, Stepan
#20
DIS 165: large box 1



[Two women, arm-in-arm, one older than the other. From series:] Echoes of a Generation. 1986
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
#21
DIS 165: small box 1



Views from the Window of My Flat [Street and parking area, with three cars, at night in light snow] 1984
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
#23
DIS 165: small box 1



Views from the Window of My Flat [Street and parking area, with six cars, in falling snow] 1984
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
#22
DIS 165: small box 1



Views from the Window of My Flat [Street and utilities construction, with pipes, exposed tunnel substructure, and ladder] 1982
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
#24
DIS 165: small box 1



Views from the Window of My Flat [Tire tracks in snow, from vehicles turning around] 1982
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
#25
DIS 165: small box 1



[Man and twin boys posing in front of a floral fabric curtain. From series:] Echoes of a Generation. [n.d.]
Photographer Hanke, Jiri
none
DIS 165: small box 1



[Two men with pig] 1976
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
#26
DIS 165: small box 1



[Two women in a kitchen] 1986
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
#29
DIS 165: small box 1



[Early morning snow scene, with delivery truck and cat] 1989
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
#27
DIS 165: small box 2



Praha [i.e., Prague. Pedestrians watching birds from a bridge] 1982
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
#28
DIS 165: small box 2



Semily [Building façade with portraits of people; sign in front reads: Galerie Nejlepsich Pracovniku Okresu Semily] 1987
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
#30
DIS 165: small box 2



Mlade 'Buem [Man and woman with wooden rail fence; photographer's presentation copy to Wendy Watriss] 1989
Photographer Holomicek, Bohdan
none
DIS 165: small box 2



Dolni Dubnany [Older woman tending a grave in a churchyard] 1985
Photographer Kolar, Viktor
#32
DIS 165: small box 2



Ostrava [People watching and playing an outdoor game] 1981
Photographer Kolar, Viktor
#34
DIS 165: small box 2



Ostrava [Briefcases and lower third of two men wearing overcoats] 1979
Photographer Kolar, Viktor
#35
DIS 165: small box 2



Ostrava [Child standing on mound of dirt] 1981
Photographer Kolar, Viktor
#33
DIS 165: small box 2



Ostrava [Boy and woman on a sidewalk, with violin case and suitcases] 1975
Photographer Kolar, Viktor
#31
DIS 165: small box 2



Spartakiada [Men performing gymnastic stunts in the mud] 1985-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
#37
DIS 165: small box 2



Sparta [Men performing gymnastic stunts in the mud] 1978-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
#36
DIS 165: small box 2



Spartakiada [Soccer players] 1985-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
none
DIS 165: small box 2



Sparta [Smiling man watching crowd through window of a bus or train] 1984-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
#39
DIS 165: small box 2



Sparta [Crowd watching sporting event] 1987-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
#40
DIS 165: small box 2



Spartakiada [Muddy young men in white shorts] 1985-1990
Photographer Lhotàk, Zdenek
none
DIS 165: small box 2



[Outdoor abstraction: Masonry pillars and wires] 1985
Photographer Machotka, Miroslav
#42
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor abstraction: Wires and broadcasting towers] 1983
Photographer Machotka, Miroslav
#41
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor abstraction: Painted metal] 1988
Photographer Machotka, Miroslav
#43
DIS 165: small box 3



[Railway tracks on a street, with bridge in background] 1986
Photographer Machotka, Miroslav
#44
DIS 165: small box 3



[Urban landscape with white bits of fabric on a line] 1987
Photographer Machotka, Miroslav
#45
DIS 165: small box 3



[Four Czech Cowboys and a horse] 1982-85
Photographer Maly, Jan
#54
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of two men in casual military attire] 1982-85
Photographer Maly, Jan
#47
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of middle aged man in clean, pressed work clothes, wearing a cap] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#55
DIS 165: large box 2



Czech People [Portrait (full length) of two boys wearing clean dungarees, long sleeved knit-shirts, suspenders, and leather shoes] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#49
DIS 165: large box 2



Czech People [Portrait (full length) of a man and woman, and two children; the man holds the younger child in his arms] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#48
DIS 165: large box 2



Czech People [Portrait (full length) of a young man wearing plaid shirt, double-breasted jacket, black slacks and black leather shoes] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#50
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of a young man and two children] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#53
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of an old woman and a young man, holding hands] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#52
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of a young woman and a boy with balloons] 1982-89
Photographer Maly, Jan
#51
DIS 165: large box 2



[Portrait (full length) of a man in sleeveless undershirt with a bottle of beer] 1982-85
Photographer Maly, Jan
#46
DIS 165: large box 2



[Men unloading a stack of Coca Cola cases] [n.d.]
Photographer Palka, Dusan
#57
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor street scene: Awning and man with white cane] [n.d.]
Photographer Palka, Dusan
#59
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor sidewalk scene: People resting on park benches] [n.d.]
Photographer Palka, Dusan
#56
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor sidewalk scene: Man with shopping bag] [n.d.]
Photographer Palka, Dusan
#60
DIS 165: small box 3



[Outdoor sidewalk scene: (Sighted) man and child, facing several blind pedestrians] [n.d.]
Photographer Palka, Dusan
#58
DIS 165: small box 3



Portrait for Oscar Wilde. 1986
Photographer Pinkava, Ivan
#62
DIS 165: small box 3



Woman with Knife. 1986
Photographer Pinkava, Ivan
#64
DIS 165: small box 3



Portrait for Gertrude Stein. 1986
Photographer Pinkava, Ivan
#63
DIS 165: small box 3



Portrait for Vladimir Majakovskij [i.e. Mayakovsky] 1982
Photographer Pinkava, Ivan
#61
DIS 165: small box 3



Woman as Totem. 1983
Photographer Pinkava, Ivan
#65
DIS 165: small box 3



Praha [i.e. Prague. Low stone walls with weeds and lamp posts, at dusk] 1983
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
#69
DIS 165: large box 2



Praha [i.e. Prague. Street corner at night] 1983
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
#68
DIS 165: large box 2



Praha [i.e. Prague. Outdoor stairway with flagstone, painted mortar. Night] 1983
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
#66
DIS 165: large box 2



Praha [i.e. Prague. Entryway into covered alley, at night. Copy 2 is at 990:0001:0074] 1980
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
#70
DIS 165: large box 3



Praha [i.e., Prague. Covered alley, at night] 1983
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
#67
DIS 165: large box 3



Praha [i.e. Prague. Entryway into covered alley, at night. Copy 2 of 990:0001:0072] 1980
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
none
DIS 165: large box 3



Praha [i.e., Prague. Street corner at night: wall and confluence of two sidewalks] 1980
Photographer Polacek, Jiri
none
DIS 165: large box 3



Institutions of Social Care. [n.d.]
Photographer Reco, Jan
#72
DIS 165: small box 4



Institutions of Social Care. [n.d.]
Photographer Reco, Jan
#74
DIS 165: small box 4



Institutions of Social Care. [n.d.]
Photographer Reco, Jan
#75
DIS 165: small box 4



Institutions of Social Care. [n.d.]
Photographer Reco, Jan
#71
DIS 165: small box 4



Ministry (Series). [n.d.]
Photographer Reco, Jan
#73
DIS 165: small box 4



Zemlickova Lhota - Bohemian landscape. 1980
Photographer Reich, Jan
none
DIS 165: small box 4



Obdenice - Bohemian Landscape [in snow, with late afternoon sun and clouds] 1981
Photographer Reich, Jan
#78
DIS 165: small box 4



Trckov [?] - Bohemian landscape. 1984
Photographer Reich, Jan
#80
DIS 165: small box 4



Kremenice - Bohemian landscape. 1983
Photographer Reich, Jan
#79
DIS 165: small box 4



Obdenice with flowers - (small) - Bohemian landscape. 1980
Photographer Reich, Jan
#77
DIS 165: small box 4



Cachovice - Bohemian landscape. 1980
Photographer Reich, Jan
#76
DIS 165: small box 4



Old People's Rest Home, Prague. 1968-70
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
#82
DIS 165: small box 4



Old People's Rest Home, Prague. 1968-70
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
#81
DIS 165: small box 4



Cottage owners, Celakovice. 1970/1983
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
#83
DIS 165: small box 4



Cottage owners, Celakovice [Portrait of shirtless, middle aged man with a shovel. See Fotofest 90 catalog, p. 81, titled: Weekend Homes.] 1971
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
#84
DIS 165: large box 3



Cottage owners, Slapy [Portrait of middle aged man and woman, outdoors with cluttered table] 1970
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
#85
DIS 165: large box 3



Cottage owners, Hlasna Treban [Portrait of middle aged man and pile of rock] 1970
Photographer Stecha, Pavel
none
DIS 165: large box 3



[Man and three children sitting on a bed and watching television. See Fotofest 90 catalog, p. 83] 1983
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
#90
DIS 165: small box 5



Bien [A family, with child reaching for the mother's drink] 1980
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
#89
DIS 165: small box 5



[Handwritten caption illegible; depicts two boys] 1985
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
#86
DIS 165: small box 5



[Handwritten caption illegible; depicts old woman and a priest] 1980
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
#87
DIS 165: small box 5



[Handwritten caption illegible; depicts brass band playing outdoors] 1980
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
#88
DIS 165: small box 5



[Handwritten caption illegible; depicts man in hat, carrying a television] 1981
Photographer Streit, Jindrich
none
DIS 165: small box 5



Lovely Nice - You My Lovely Little Lizard - Lovely Nice [hand col.] 1987/89
Photographer Zupnik, Peter
#93
DIS 165: large box 3



Dog's Day [Back of a dalmation, with black spots (scratched in negative) continued in sky; hand col.] 1985/1990
Photographer Zupnik, Peter
#95
DIS 165: large box 3



The Good and the Evil = Dobro A Zlo [hand col.] 1985/1990
Photographer Zupnik, Peter
#91
DIS 165: large box 3



My Landscape [hand col.] 1989/1990
Photographer Zupnik, Peter
#92
DIS 165: large box 3



Clouds in My Room [hand col.] 1985/1990
Photographer Zupnik, Peter
#94
DIS 165: large box 3