Antonin Kratochvil

Photographer and founder of VII photo agency, Czech Republic visit website

Antonin Kratochvil ¬© AleŇ° Kelnar

2003, 1st prize singles, General News

2003, 1st prize singles, Nature

1999, 3rd prize stories, Portraits

1999, 3rd prize stories, Portraits

Antonin Kratochvil, Czech Republic, is a founder of VII photo agency. As a photojournalist he has tackled a good deal of upheaval and human catastrophe, whilst going about his documentation of the times in which we live. His own refugee life has in many ways reflected what he has rendered on film. Over the years, Kratochvil's unconventional work has ranged from photographing Mongolian street children to a portrait session with David Bowie; from covering the war in Iraq for Fortune magazine to shooting pictures of Deborah Harry for an American Civil Liberties Union campaign. His work has appeared in a range of top-ranking international magazines and newspapers, and he has brought out five books of his own. Among his array of awards are a Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism, a Leica Medal of Excellence, and three World Press Photo first prizes.

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Interviews

During the 2010 Joop Swart Masterclass, renowned photographer and founder of VII photo agency, Antonin Kratochvil, gave an evening lecture at FOAM museum.

As a photojournalist, he has tackled upheaval and human catastrophe, while going about his documentation of the times in which we live. During the lecture, he led the audience through a visual journey of his career as a photographer, from his first book Broken Dream through his exploration in multimedia.