Photonight L with Antonin Kratochvil

Please join us for our 50th  PhotoNight with Antonin Kratochvil, VII Photo Agency cofounder and World Press Photo Award Winner. Kratochvil has sunk his teeth into his fair share of upheaval and human catastrophes whilst going about his documentation of the time in which he lives. As people go, Kratochvil’s own refugee life has been much in the way the same as what he has rendered on film. Kratochvil’s unique style of photography is the product of personal experience, intimate conditioning and not privileged voyeurism.


Over the years his fluid and unconventional work has been sought by numerous publications stretching across widely differing interests. From shooting Mongolia’s street children for the Museum of Natural History’s magazine to a portrait session with David Bowie for Detour, from covering the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine to shooting Deborah Harry for a national advertising campaign for the American Civil Liberties Union, Kratochvil’s ability to see through and into his subjects and show immutable truth has made his pictures not facsimiles but uncensored visions.  

Co-hosted by the UNC Global Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 1st, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center
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