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8 May 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

Ladislav Sitenský: WINGS

The exhibition “WINGS” by Ladislav Sitenský presents a unique collection of photographs of Czechoslovak RAF squadrons.

Ladislav Sitenský really wanted to become a pilot, but in the end he fought mainly through the lens, with his camera. His photographs show the arrival of Nazi troops in Prague, Czechoslovak soldiers in France, Czechoslovak pilots with their aircraft in Britain and the end of World War II.
Even though they are war photographs, they do not directly show the horror of war and death, but rather the poetry of life: snowflakes, fluffy clouds, glittering morning dew ... and that's what makes these images so strong. What's more, behind each of these photos is a story.
So let us be drawn into the powerful play of light and shadow in these beautiful black and white photographs by Ladislav Sitenský. Let us listen to the stories they tell and which remind us how valuable our freedom is.


Cover image: 312 CZECHOSLOVAK FIGHTER SQUADRON HARROWBEER – SOMERSET (1942), Photo © Ladislav Sitenský Archive

Find out more about Ladislav Sitenský in this article by Brian Kenety for Radio Prague International from May 2019:
GIRLS, MOUNTAINS, WAR AND CLOUDS: THE LIFE’S WORK OF RENOWNED CZECH PHOTOGRAPHER LADISLAV SITENSKÝ IN 100 SHOTS








SPITFIRES FORMING V FOR VICTORY (1945), Photo © Ladislav Sitenský Archive



311 CZECHOSLOVAK BOMBER SQUADRON TALBENNY - SOUTH WALES; WELLINGTON (1942), Photo © Ladislav Sitenský Archive




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: 8 May 2020
To: 31 Dec 2020

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