Exhibition highlights “forgotten” communist-era photographer Fafek

Today largely forgotten, Emil Fafek was a leading Czech news photographer for decades, covering everything from the Prague Uprising as a young man to his beloved sport. A new exhibition in Prague entitled Emil Fafek: On Guard aims to rekindle interest in his work.

Images of communist-era mass spartakiad gymnastics shows at Prague’s Strahov stadium, alongside regular sports events, make up part of the photography exhibition Emil Fafek: On Guard at Prague’s Leica Gallery.

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Author: Ian Willoughby

Photo: Ian Willoughby, Radio Prague International

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