Photography by Katka Pračková
Photography Exhibition in the Gallery PhotoSecession
Gallery PhotoSecession, Rechte Wienzeile 85, 1050 Wien
Opening: Monday, 24.11.2014, from 7 PM
Opening Hours: 25.11. to 04.12.2014
Monday to Thursday: 4 - 6pm
Portraitphotography plays an important part in Photographer Katka Pračková’s creations. Her photographic handprint is shaped by a specific means of expression: the so called fotographic “Sfumato” the transition between light and shadow, the refinement and subtle blurriness. Her portraits are able to, in a very special way, climb out of the darkness into light, a characteristic which puts the photos of Katka Pračková parallel to classic photographers of the 18th century like Nadar and Julia Cameron. The exhibition title “Slávi(c)k Soul” is a pun on the meaning of “Slávik” (Nightingale) for “Bird” and the meaning of Slavic and Soul. That’s how the Photographer outlines her field of work. Katka Pračková dedicates this project to portraying women of different ages in their surroundings. She focuses on a simple portrayal of the women in front of a dark backdrop and uses her signature the subtle blurriness. The portraits of the women are capturing a fleeting and fragile moment and are a loving homage to women and femininity.