A book depicting the life and work of one of the best Czech photographers Antonín Kratochvíl.
AK 47 - So Antonín Kratochvíl, born 1947. The first publication to focus not only on the photographs
of the world-famous photographer, winner of four World Press Photo awards but also on what he
experienced when his most famous photos were taken. Kratochvíl tells fascinating stories
are recorded by journalist and photographer Lenka Klicperová, with whom Kratochvíl worked
on the project for over three years. The book contains Kratochvíl's best images capturing the
conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, the genocide in Rwanda, poverty in India, and Africa. But it also
brings encounters with world celebrities, the debauched world of Moscow nightclubs, or the
irreversible destruction of nature by man. Antonín also looks back on his life full of unbelievable
twists and turns, his emigration from Czechoslovakia, his stays in refugee camps or in the Foreign
Legion. Klicperová captures his stories in the raw language, as unvarnished as Antonín tells them.
The story of AK 47 surpasses even the most dramatic notions of what a man can experience
in a few decades of his life.