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Miroslav Tichý’s Vagabond Voyeurism

Miroslav Tichý’s Vagabond Voyeurism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

With Miroslav Tichý’s “Trap for a Voyeur” now on view atGalerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, it’s time to decide whether the late Czech photographer’s output is sinister or seductive.

Tichý is known for capturing covert shots of unbeknowing women. The artist wandered around the streets and parks of Kyjov, Czechoslovakia, and whenever he spotted a woman he liked the look of, a body he could desire from a distance, he took her photograph. His work was surreptitious: it wasn’t that he asked her. To call him a “voyeur,” as does the exhibition’s title, is to put it lightly. 

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Park life: how photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki caught voyeurs in the act

Park life: how photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki caught voyeurs in the act | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Whatever, there are several precedents for Yoshiyuki's clandestine approach, including Weegee, who shot couples kissing in darkened cinemas with a hidden...
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The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera

The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charming eccentric or tolerated local boogyman? The townspeople of Kyjov in Czech Republic could never quite decide. Miroslav Tichý took nearly a hundred photographs a day with his homemade camera, wandering around the streets of his hometown, often spotted at bus stops, the main square, the park and the swimming pool, although he was frequently arrested for lingering around the local pool taking pictures of unsuspecting women.

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