Image: One Person Story
(Prague, 1941 - )

One Person Story , 1982

Toned gelatin silver print
12 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. (31.75 cm x 23.18 cm)
Gift of Fernando Barnuevo
2007.169
In the Movements series, Banka explored capturing kinetic action in a still image.  Here his wife, well-known sculptor Jindra Viková, raises (and hides behind) Czechoslovakia’s official communist party newspaper 'Rudé Právo' (The Red Right or The Red Law).  The government ensured that it was the most widely circulated newspaper, but few people actually read the boring publication.  Banka’s image, created before the 1989 fall of the communist government, also suggests the false facades worn by many citizens.  

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