Anna Fárová

Anna Fárová (*1 June 1928 – †27 Feb. 2010) – an internationally recognised historian and theoretician of photography, translator, university professor, and publicist.

OREZ_Farova.jpgShe was a significant promoter of Czech and foreign photography, but she was also involved in other activities in education and culture.  In 2002, Anna Fárová was honoured by the President with the Distinguished Service Award in the Sphere of Culture.  In 1967, she received the Matějček Award for her work, and earned many foreign awards – including in 1991 the title, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.  She was a Charter 77 signatory.  For many years, she lived on Španělská Street no. 6.

Anna Fárová started publishing theoretical and critical articles and studies on photography in European and American journals in 1956.  She lectured at a number of major universities around the world.  From 1958, she organised exhibitions at home and abroad, dedicated to the work of a single author or groups and confrontation shows, such as Magnum in 1965, in the Municipal Building; Czechoslovak Photography in Exile in 1992, in Mánes; and František Drtikol – Photographer, Painter, and Mystic, in 1998, at the Rudolphinum Gallery.  She translated from French, such work as the prose of V. Linhart, the plays of J. Genet and F. Arrabal, and the philosophical writings of D. de Rougemont and P. Ricoeur.


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