* 1926 in Netcice (CZ)
† 2011 in Kyjov (CZ)
The artistic discovery of Miroslav Tichý is based on Harald Szeemann who curated the Biennale of Sevilla in 2004.
As an opponent of the communist regime the czech artist had to spend several years in prison and psychiatry. Then he began taking photographs - amongst others with selfmade cameras out of spectacle lenses and empty toilet paper rolls - with preference: women. Over decades his maxim was to shoot a special number of photos a day. For a long time this have been 3 films à 36 pictures which he developed himself. Bromine spots, finger prints, self painted frames and sometimes also traced lines on the photo itself make each photo unique.