Cover Osteuropa 11/2010

In Osteuropa 11/2010

Dissident Movement on Film
The Photographic Work of Ivan Kyncl

Heidrun Hamersky

Deutsche Fassung


Ivan Kyncl is considered the photographer of Charta 77. From 1977 until his emigration in 1980, he documented everyday life of the Prague dissidents. His photos appeared in the West. His body of work achieved its significance through a form of photo-reportage that made visible the regime’s repression of different-minded people. His photos are of no less significance for the history of the Czechoslovak human rights movement than leaflets, a petition, or a political appeal.

(Osteuropa 11/2010, pp. 235–248)