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March 5 - April 28, 2001
Contemporary Czech Photography, featuring Pavel Banka


For centuries, Prague has been a cultural mecca. In the beginning of the Czech Republic's photographic history, names such as Frantisek Drtikol, Josef Sudek and Josef Koudelka have remained the best known. Benham Gallery, along with the SK Josephberg Gallery in Portland, Oregon, will host up and coming as well as established contemporary Czech photographers in an exchange exhibit curated by Eva Králová of the Prague House of Photography and will feature the work of Pavel Banka.

Pavel Banka will exhibit a new series of dark and moody landscapes,injecting surreal qualities into everyday scenes while maintaining formality and simplicity. Other Czech photographers exhibiting include Markéta Banková, Jaroslav Benes, Michaela Brachtlová, Stepán Grygar, Ibra Ibrahimovic, Václav Jirásek, Viktor Kolár, Alena Kotzmanová, Miroslav Machotka, Josef Moucha, and Ivan Pinkava.

Reception - First Thursday, April 5th, 2001

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