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The Power of Sympathy: The Photography of Dagmar Hochová

anothermag.com, 1 June 2018

http://www.anothermag.com/design-living/10899/brilliant-things-to-do-in-june

For a fleeting moment this month you can catch the resounding images of Czech photographer Dagmar Hochovà, who trained her lens on life in her home country during the Communist years. During tense decades in the late 20th century, Hochovà set about capturing the everyday, and particularly children in Czechoslovakia. The innocence she shot is juxtaposed with her photographs of the Prague Spring in 1968 and the Velvet Revolution 20 years later, which resulted in the end of one-party rule in the country. Rarely seen in the UK, Hochovà’s photographs are a telling testament to the life – the everyday, the political, and the cultural – around her in the latter half of the 20th century.