Photographer Jan Reich did not live to see the large retrospective of his photographs at Prague Castle. His work was closely connected to Prague and the Czech landscape and you could see it in the Theresian Wing of the Old Royal Palace until August 19, 2012. Unfortunately, the exhibition does not go along the author’s perfectionism mostly due to its unavailing concept. An excessive number of exhibited photographs turns the gourmet experience into a needlessly protracted feast.
Two approaches are visible right at the beginning of the exhibition. Should Reich be introduced as a photographer through his work or as a human being through his life story? The information board called “Jan Reich – Photographs” provides very brief basic information about the author while the board entitled “Photographic chronicles of the family”
published: 9. 9. 2012