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“Woman” – exhibition of Dana Kyndrová at the Niarchos Foundation in Athens

Published April 18, 2023

Black and white large-scale photographs by leading Czech photographer Dana Kyndrová will be exhibited for two months in the exteriors of the prestigious Athens Cultural Foundation Stavros Niarchos, with which the Czech Centre Athens and the Athens Photo World festival have joined forces.

Thousands of visitors to the Foundation and Athenians passing by will be able to reflect on the role and position of women in our society, their destiny and life cycle from birth to death.

The exhibition “WOMAN” from the photo series “WOMAN BETWEEN BREATHING AND EXIT”
a series of photographs by Dana Kyndrová (selection of 50 photographs)
exterior of Stavros Niarchos Foundation – outdoor exhibition

The project “Woman between inhaling and exhaling” includes one hundred photographs from the 1970s to the 1990s and aims to capture the life of a woman in all its diversity, from birth to death. The photographs form a kind of life story – adolescence, motherhood and family, entertainment, work, eroticism, faith and old age – depicting an objective chronology of a person’s, or woman’s, life journey. The photographs also capture the basic values of life that accompany and influence us throughout our existence.

It is not about depicting a particular environment or the specifics of a particular country. One could say that it is about the “European woman”. A significant part of the photographs were taken in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and Estonia are also represented.

She studied French and Russian at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (1979). For ten years she worked at the Department of Languages of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University and after November 1989 at the Department of Languages of the Academy of Performing Arts. Since 1992 she has been a freelance photographer. She lives in Prague. She started taking photographs at the age of 18 and has always focused on black and white humanistic photography.

More info here.