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Past Exhibition

  • Miroslav Tichý
    Untitled, n.d.
    © Foundation Tichy Ocean

  • Miroslav Tichý
    Untitled, n.d.
    © Foundation Tichy Ocean

  • Miroslav Tichý
    Untitled, n.d.
    © Foundation Tichy Ocean

  • Miroslav Tichý
    Untitled, n.d.
    © Foundation Tichy Ocean

  • Roman Buxbaum
    Miroslav Tichý, 1987
    © Roman Buxbaum

  • Miroslav Tichý's Camera No.1
    © Roman Buxbaum

Miroslav Tichý

JANUARY 29–MAY 9, 2010

This is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the work of the reclusive and mysterious Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý. Now over eighty years old, Tichý is a stubbornly eccentric artist, known as much for his makeshift cardboard cameras as for his haunting and distorted images of women and landscapes, many of them taken surreptitiously. Tichý began photographing in the 1950s, in part as a political response to the social repressions of Czech communism. However, it is only in the past five years that his intensely private work has gained public attention. The exhibition, organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis, includes a number of Tichý's homemade cameras as well as approximately 100 of his photographs.

"An Ogling Subversive With a Homemade Camera,"
The New York Times

"Miroslav Tichý, International Center of Photography,"
The Financial Times

Miroslav Tichý is made possible with support from Clémence and William von Mueffling.