The internal gallery is made up of two rooms. Exhibitions are held in the large exhibition hall and the other multifunctional hall also holds workshops and other accompanying activities. These include meetings with the creators of important exhibitions, travel lectures, photography workshops for advanced photographers, for children and parents, or concerts held right on the premises of the gallery. What does the centre currently have on offer?
With its activity, the centre is building on the activity of Czech Photo, a company which organises the Czech Press Photo competition every year. This is a prestigious competition to find the best photographs taken in the Czech Republic and around the world over the past year. This exhibition is currently on at the Old Town Hall. There, you can take a look at luxurious and not-so-luxurious moments from 2016.
Until 15 January, you can view photographs here by the important Czech photographer and documentary maker Jaroslav Kučera, who is presenting a collection of photographs entitled “The Sudetenland” to mark his 70th birthday. This collection of pictures was created back in 1990 when the photographer shot pictures for Reflex magazine which was starting up at that time. Jaroslav Kučera won the main prize Photo of the Year in the Czech Press Photo competition in 2000. This was a photograph with a scene showing anti-globalisation protests in Prague. He also won first prize in a photography competition in Copenhagen with other photographs from this event.
On Saturday, January 14, there will be a meeting of selected winners and jury of Press Photo competition with the public. The winning photographs will include the following photographers: Michal Šula, Martin Veselý and Stanislav Krupař. Images can also be viewed in our gallery below. From Monday, January 16, the exhibition of the best work of teachers and school Michael Colleges creative communications will take place at the Czech Photo Centre. You will see the photos of Antonín Kratochvíl, Karel Cudlín or Tomáš Třeštík.
The building also houses an archive of photographs from past years of Czech Press Photo, an outside gallery and luxury statue by David Černý. His 12-metre work of art Trifot is yet another external installation in Prague by this offbeat artist. It is a striding statue from stainless steel, which among other things is made up of cameras and represents the development of the whole field of photography over the course of recent decades. It also draws attention to the fact that anyone who wants can nowadays take photos and videos. Trifot also watches the surrounding area with its lenses and is able to display the people it has focused in on via six large screens. The technology housed inside the statue was provided by Siemens.
The Czech Photo Centre is open 7 days a week: on weekdays from 11.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. and at weekends from 10.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.