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Josef Sudek (Czechoslovakian, 1896-1976)

Josef Sudek turned to photography as a career in 1917, after losing an arm during military service. In 1924, Sudek, Jaromir Funke, and others founded the Czech Photographic Society. He was commissioned to photograph the construction of St. Vitus Cathedral, was named Official Photographer of Prague, and participated in the International Photography Exhibition, Prague, with Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Rodchenko, and Heartfield. During the Nazi occupation, Sudek retreated to his studio and began his important series "From the Window of My Atelier." In 1961, he received the prestigious "Artist of Merit" award from the Czech government.
- Anita Ogard

Selected Bibliography
Farova, Anna. Josef Sudek. Munich: Gina Kehayoff Verlag, 1990.

Sudek, Josef. Josef Sudek, Poet of Prague: A Photographer's Life. New York: Aperture, 1990.

Sudek, Josef. Sudek/Sonja Bullaty. New York: C.N. Potter, distributed by Crown Publishers, 1978.


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