Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Refreshments: 5:45 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Location: IMF HQ2-01A-280A&B
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20431
Print Theme: Open
Guest Speaker: Michael Borek
Presentation Title: “What Would Sudek Do?”
Michael Borek is originally from Prague, Czech Republic. In 2006, Borek became a member of the Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, and he started showing his photographs. In 2008, and in 2014 he had solo exhibitions at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC. His photographs from the abandoned lace factory in Scranton, Pennsylvania, were selected for juried shows by curators from the Corcoran, Whitney, Hirshhorn, Getty, and Phillips museums. In 2011, one of Borek’s solo exhibitions featuring his works from this portfolio was ranked as one of the ten best photography exhibitions in Washington, DC, by photography critic Louis Jacobson. In 2012, the Maryland State Arts Council awarded Borek an Individual Artist Award and Grant. In 2013, the US Embassy in the Czech Republic presented a solo retrospective exhibition of Borek’s photography at the American Center in Prague and in 2014 this exhibition was shown in Pilsen, Czech Republic. In June 2014 Borek had a solo exhibition at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC, as a part of celebration of 90th anniversary of death of Franz Kafka. In July 2015, Borek will be showing his project “What Would Sudek?” in a solo exhibition in the Bohemian National Hall in New York City.