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EXHIBITION: MEMORY TRACES – EXILE/EMIGRATION TO THE USA 1938/39, 1948, 1968

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Czech Center New York

321 East 73rd Street

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EXHIBITION:
Jiří Doležel: Memory Traces — Exile / Emigration to the USA 1938/39, 1948, 1968

Opening reception: August 6th, 7PM

The project is focused around interviews with representatives of Czechoslovak exile in the USA, which records the life experiences of those who had been forced by circumstances to leave the country of their origin and settle in the US.

Memory Traces is a non-profit association of journalists and historians who, since 2008, have been collecting memories of critics and victims of both the Nazi and communist totalitarian regimes in Central Moravia. Audio-visual recordings of the testimonies of witnesses accompanied by contemporary photos of each individual in his/her home. The respondents include World War II witnesses and victims of 1950s’ communist persecution.

Jiří Doležel is the chairman of the Association and the author of the Memory Traces project, graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University of Opava, Department of Photography. His main focus is on documentary, theatre and portrait photography. He holds many awards including several Czech Press Photo Awards. He published books of photographs EPI Center (2007) and Gypsies from Vsetín (2009) and is the author of the book Memory Traces (2016), which contains 17 stories of witnesses of the project of the same name.

On view August 6 - August 25, 2019

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