Sovinec by Jindřich Štreit

Centrala presents the exhibition  ‘Sovinec’ by Jindrich Streit, one of the most important Czech Documentary Photographers.

For over 40 years, primary school teacher Jindrich Streit has been photographing the people of his home village Sovinec in the north of the Czech Republic.

These images were unsettling for the authorities, who in 1982 imprisoned him for, amongst other things, photographing a party meeting where people were asleep. As a result, he lost his teaching job and had to join his friends who worked on the local collective farm. Despite this, Streit persevered with his photographic work, responding by opening his house to the local community and building a gallery for contemporary are on the first floor. Today it is a remarkable cultural center that attracts work from around the world.

This Exhibition is supported by Arts Council England, Czech Centre in London, Eric Franck Fine Art and The Side Gallery. The Exhibition is part of the Capture Birmingham weekend 19- 20 March.