Jitka Hanzlová

  • 17th October 2012 − 3rd February 2013 | Scottish National Portrait Gallery | Admission Free



In 2002, Hanzlová was invited by the Photographers’ Gallery in London to realise a project in Brixton, a centre of Afro-Caribbean culture. Acting primarily on instinct and making the most of chance encounters, she took photographs of women against the backdrop of the urban environment. The portraits captured three different generations of Brixton residents and are marked by their intensity and anonymity. Free from sentimentality or social critique, Hanzlová’s concentrated images allow those photographed to speak for themselves. They suggest a quiet empathy with the experience of migration.


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