Miroslav Tichy

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Brief Biography

Miroslav Tichy was born in 1926 in what is today the Czech Republic. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he withdrew to his native city of Kyjov. At the end of the 1950’s, he gave up painting and embarked on personal journey. At the end of the 1960’s, he began taking photographs, particularly of local women, using handmade cameras he had made himself. He later added to the photos with a pencil and placed them in handmade frames.


Pascal Polar, Harald Szeemann, Marc Lenot, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Nick Cave, "Miroslav Tichy; L'Homme a la Mauvaise Camera" (Dijon, Les Presses du Reel, 2012)

Quentin Bajac, "Miroslav Tichy" catalog, (Paris, Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2008)


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