Václav Šilha – On the Waves of Photography

18. 1. 2018 - 25. 2. 2018

This exhibition of Václav Šilha photographs showcases at first sight two disparate worlds. The colourful world of disappearing cultures and traditions in contrast with black and white photographs capturing the beauty of the southernmost continent of our planet. For those of you who know Václav Šilha mainly as a wildlife and nature photographer, this selection may surprise you.

Václav Šilha - Na vlnách fotografie

Basic information

Name: On the Waves of Photography
Author: Václav Šilha
Venue: Czech Photo Centre Large Exhibition Hall
Exhibition dates: 18 January 2018 – 25 February 2018 (every day except Mondays)
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am – 6pm / Sat - Sun: 10am – 6pm
Entrance fee: 80 CZK / 40 CZK (concessions)

Our planet is a complex whole in which various forms of life intermingle and all is closely interconnected.

Thus the author himself found himself on the waves of photography, having come to the conclusion after years of wandering the world to photograph animals that another species of animal which we believe to stand above all others on our planet also deserves to be a subject of his work.

Evidence of this is his set of photographs capturing disappearing native cultures in Asia, Africa and South America.

In opposition to these are his black and white photos of Antarctica – a continent whose proud and inaccessible freezing bitterness remains a challenge for humans. But changes can occur quickly even in this part of the world. And they might occur in waves just as high as those which Václav Śilha has experienced in recent years while sailing to this wild part of the world.