EVOKATIV is shortlisted on the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2019 in a category The PhotoBook of the Year.
210 x 275 mm
Publisher / Untitled
ISBN / 978-80-907568-0-9
Print run / 1000 copies (30 copies limited edition)
The book EVOKATIV presents a selection of photographs taken between 1970 and 1989 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during a dark time for freedom. Libuše Jarcovjáková's work is an authentic record of the life of a photographer who experienced everything she shot. She uses a personal, clearly-composed style, mixing the raw with the poetic. The street, night, sex, work, alcohol, love, and depression are captured with a self-destructive lack of restraint. Unafraid of imperfection, she portrays the world around her, other people, and her feelings of apparent hopelessness with unwavering honesty. Snapshots seemingly taken without forethought, mostly using flash, at angles in which the subject has no opportunity to escape or notice that they have become the victim of the uncompromising and predatory lens.The book was presented at the exhibition of the same name at the photo festival Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019.
Photo Edit & Sequencing / Lucie Černá
Texts / Libuše Jarcovjáková, Lucie Černá
Graphic design / Ania Nałęcka-Milach
Typeset with Sonny Gothic and Madrone Std
Dust-cover / Keaykolour Deep Black 300 gsm
Printed on papers / Super Dull & Burano
Colored edges / black and red