EVOKATIV special edition

by Libuše Jarcovjáková

550 € / 13.500 Kč

The edition of 30 copies, each comprising a signed first edition of the book EVOKATIV and black and white numbered archival pigment print [signed and numbered 1/30 - 30/30], housed in a blind embossed box covered by red linen [numbered and stamped by Libuše Jarcovjáková].

Horse in Wallenstein Garden, Prague
24 x 16,3 cm

188 pages
210 x 275 mm

Publisher / Untitled

ISBN / 978-80-907568-0-9

Print run / 1000 copies (30 copies limited edition)

First edition

EVOKATIV was shortlisted on the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2019 in a category The PhotoBook of the Year.

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

Hot stamping

Colored edges / black and red