HISTORY

The exhibition history starts about 1970.

 

23.06.2015

CLICK TO WIN - WIN IN TOTAL 20 CATALOGUES FROM 2011 AND 2013

LIKE OUR PAGE “ŽENA WOMAN STRAKONICE“ UNTIL 5TH OF OCTOBER 2015 AND SUPPORT US! Become our fan and win two superb catalogues containing winning photographies of the Challenge ŽENA WOMAN STRAKONICE from the years 2011 and 2013. The extent of each catalogue is 120 pages printed on a high-quality paper in the format 23 x 22cm. In total 10 of our fans who will .....


19.06.2015

Statistics of the ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE Challenge 1970 - 2013

Statistics of the ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE Challenge of the years 1970 to 2013 – Historical Perspectives of the Challenge in Numbers. Cornerstone of the International Photographic Biennial Event ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE was ....


03.05.2011

CATALOGUES – WRAPPERS - YEARS 1971 - 1990

Let us bring back to memory the previous years of the international exhibition The Woman. In the Gallery you can view already now the wrappers of the catalogues concerning the years from 1971 to 1990. In near future we intend to prepare and edit for you complete catalogues from the preceding years, so that you will be able to see the best photos made by photographers from all the world covering the years 1971 to 1990. Therefore, please follow our internet pages, or place an order, through our section „News onto your e-mail“, enabling us to provide you with news on a regular basis. Current information is also available on our page www.facebook.com/zenastrakonice.


02.05.2011

HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ŽENA STRAKONICE

The younger generation maybe does not even know that in the seventies and eighties of the past century the town of Strakonice organized two cultural events with international participation and of worldwide reputation. Besides the bagpipers festival there was still a photographic exhibition and competition called „ZENA“ (THE WOMAN). The latter should return to Strakonice again this year, after a 19 years‘ break. An exhibition of photographs dedicated to „the woman“ as its main theme came into being, paradoxically, as a consequence of the failure of another exhibition which had taken place in 1969 under the name „The Man and the Motorcycle“. It was František Zemen who had organized it together with other amateurs of photography being employees of an important local industrial enterprise. They were convinced that the then state-owned enterprise would see in such an exhibition another form of advertising their products and that it would attract a lot of visitors. „But that was not true, only two persons came, and one of them, moreover, was only inquiring after a lavatory“, František Zemen recalls smilingly the bad success of the first exhibition. After that desillusion it seemed clear that another theme than photos of motorcycles was required. At that time, Josef Hejtmánek, an official of the District Cultural Centre, happened to visit František Zemen ...