Markéta Luskačová

Children

£20.00£60.00

For the very first time, renowned photographer Markéta Luskačová’s much-celebrated explorations of childhood have been collated into this catalogue. Children accompanies the eponymous exhibition at Stills gallery, Edinburgh – the first in Scotland to exhibit the Magnum nominee’s images.

 

Note: Signed copies will not ship immediately.

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Description

Beginning in the 1960s, Luskačová dedicated large periods of her career to chronicling the experiences of children. Working in her native Czech Republic as well as across Slovakia and the UK, the photographer turned the documentation of play, friendship and worship into one of her career’s most prominent themes.

 

In more than 30 images, carefully selected from an expansive archive spanning 1967 to 2004, Children presents adolescence as a universal experience, one which remains fundamentally similar across time and place. The catalogue offers a unique collection of previously unpublished images from Luskačová’s half-century long study of youth, celebrating her dedication to the subject, and her contribution to the history of humanist documentary photography.

 

Born in 1944, Luskačová was just 20 years old when she first began taking photographs of children – images that would go on to form part of her most celebrated body of work, Pilgrims. In 1975 she relocated to London, where she became a Nominee Photographer with Magnum Photographic Agency. Her work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, London; Stills Gallery, Sydney and Leica Gallery, Prague.

 

Specifications:
– Saddle stitched softcover with uncut top edge
– 240x165mm (Portrait Orientation)
– Duotone Printing
– 37 images over 104 pages
– Text by Stills director Ben Harman

 

Note: The catalogue is bound in an unusual way on purpose, both the top and outside edge is untrimmed. As a result this creates little pockets between each spread, this causes the paper to double up reducing show through, but creates a hidden page which is where the image captions are placed. So the viewer can know more about the images without having them disrupted by captions on the page.

 

Proof Print:
– 5 colour offset printing proof
– 700x1000mm
– Shipped in a tube

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 1 cm
Signature

Signed, Signed with Proof Print, Unsigned