Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý dies at age 84

Photographer Miroslav Tichý died on Tuesday at the age of 84. Tichý, who took his pictures with a home-made camera, didn’t rise to fame until late in his life. Collector Roman Buxbaum introduced his work to a larger audience in the 1990s. His photos have a characteristic style; they are out of focus, over- or under-exposed. He often photographed female passersby, with his camera concealed by his coat. Because of the erotic nature of some of his work, some residents of the south Moravian village of Kyjov, where he lived, considered him a voyeur and a madman. His work has been shown at galleries worldwide and was recently featured in a solo-exhibit at Prague’s Old Town Hall.

Author: Sarah Borufka