Jitka Hanzlová


In this beautiful cloth-bound book, Jitka Hanzlová presents her most recent series of photos – Vanitas.

For the first time in her career, she took these pictures of flowers and blossoms in the studio. Carefully lit, the works are depicted in great detail and definition on black backgrounds and are reminiscent of the florilegia of the 16th and 17th centuries.

This book is a bibliophile’s dream and follows the strict design that Hanzlová invented with her first legendary book, Die Bewohner.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Jitka Hanzlová: Between Continuum. Photography and film since 1990 at Museum Für Photographie Braunschweig and Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 6 October – 2 December 2018.

English and German text.

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