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The Mission: An Exhibition of Photographs by Michal Novotný

Poster of the exhibition Army of the Czech Republic in mission: Meeting of the Blue Helmets 2008

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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2008 - Archive


An exhibition of large-scale colour photographs of Michal Novotný, a photographer with the Lidové noviny newspaper. This exhibition introduces the Czech army and in particular its presence at various foreign missions around the globe.



Army of the Czech Republic in Missions

Dates From - To
12.04.2008   (Sa) 12:00 - 16:00
13.04.2008 - 04.05.2008   (Mo-Su) 10:00 - 15:00

Michal Novotný, Mise, Sierra Leone, 2005 Michal Novotný, Mise, Afghánistán, 2005

An exhibition of large-scale colour photographs of Michal Novotný, a photographer with the Lidové noviny newspaper. This exhibition introduces the Czech army and in particular its presence at various foreign missions around the globe. The festive opening of the exhibition will take place during the traditional Meeting of the Blue Helmets at the 16th anniversary of sending first Czech Army troops on a UN peace keeping mission. The troops’ training and preparation took place in Český Krumlov. This exhibition serves also as a small invitation for the Film Festival of Military Documentaries and Historical Films, to be held in November 2008.

Possibilities: Admission free, Possibility to arrange a tour out of the opening hours




Michal Novotný, born 1973


Michal Novotný, Mise, Afghánistán, 2005 Michal Novotný, Mise, Libérie, 2005

During 1992-1995 he worked as an independent photographer for the Reflex and Respekt magazines, documenting conflicts in various places such as Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Albania. In the years 1995-1998 as a photographer of Reflex magazine, he traveled through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Eastern Zaire, Haiti, Somalia and other countries. Since becoming a photographer of Lidové noviny newspaper in 1998, he has also visited Southern Sudan, Kosovo, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Ingushetia, Israel and Palestine and many other countries. His photographs of Kosovo refugees are part of the prestigious selection of “This Century’s Top Photographs”. He is also the recipient of the UHNCR Prize for a series of photographs portraying blind people in West African Liberia. His portrait of the Afghani boy Adjamal, published by the Lidové noviny newspaper in 2001, has prompted the public collection of funds to sponsor the boy’s operation, a cornea transplant, in the Kabul hospital. This operation has been organized by the Berkat association. As part of the "Jeden svět" ("One World") festival, Michal Novotný’s photographs have been displayed in many cities and places around the Czech Republic.