Obituaries


Miroslav Tichý, Subversive Photographer and Voyeur, Dies at 84

April 13, 2011

By Holly Stuart Hughes

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The cover of the 2006 catalogue of a Tichý exhibition.

Miroslav Tichý, the Czech  street photographer whose oeuvre of surreptitious photographs made with crude, home made cameras was unknown until six years ago, died April 12, the Foundation Tichy Ocean reports. He was 84. Though academically trained, Tichý worked in obscurity until he was discovered and internationally exhibited just six years ago. “Miroslav Tichý was one of the most mysterious and...

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