Vintage Works, Ltd. has just put up "Josef Sudek: A View of a Private World", which is a new Special Exhibit on I Photo Central. The exhibit comes with a complete biography of this Czech master and many fine examples of his work.
Many observers see a sense of the mysterious in Sudek's later work, but writer Charles Sawyer notes in one of his articles on Sudek, "I think this is a mistake: the air of mystery vanishes once we see in Sudek's photography a person's private salvation from despair."
As Anna Farova has written, "In photography he had gone from Pictorialism via Impressionism to experimental functional compositions. He had found his dominant themes--the city of Prague and the effects of light." No photographer, except possibly Atget, was as devoted to portraying their city with such intensity and love as Sudek. And Prague was indeed a magical city in his images.
For a look at the Sudek essay, click on http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_descrp.php/101/1/0/14 , or for the photographs in the exhibit, click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/101/1/0/0 .
We have also continued to change images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are worth another peek, especially if you have not looked lately. And, if you see one you like, let a friend know too!
You can see this fine new exhibit and others (now a total of 61 Special Exhibits in all!) at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . Don't forget to check out the archived exhibits at the bottom of the page as well.