See & Do

  • Josef Sudek

Free Events

If you want to bottle Bohemia, and get a feel for Czechoslovakia and Prague in the early twentieth century, it is about time that you discovered the photography of Josef Sudek at the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Initially a bookbinder, Josef was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian army during the great war, where he was wounded on the Italian front.

He had an arm amputated, yet was given a camera, which he learned to use in the post-war period in Prague, studying under Jaromir Funke.

His army disability pension gave him the freedom to work and experiment as he abandoned traditionally pictorialist, painterly approaches to photography in favour of a more modern aesthetic.

His nightscapes and architectural observations remain as awe-inspiring and impressive as ever, and they'll give you a window into dark days in Europe from the position of a man in a place now utterly changed.

Admission Free


Address

Trinity College Dublin

Phone

+353(0)18961116









EVENT DATES

  • Mon, 23 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Tue, 24 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Wed, 25 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Thu, 26 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Fri, 27 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sat, 28 January 2017 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon, 30 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Tue, 31 January 2017 11:00 - 18:00
  • Wed, 1 February 2017 11:00 - 18:00