September 22, 2016, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic will open the exhibition Love Yourself, featuring award winning Czech artist Dita Pepe, at 6 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This moving and intimate photography and documentary project examines the personal philosophies and values of various women living in different social environments and life situations in the postmodern liquid times. The artist utilizes photography as a therapeutic means to self-love and happiness. A Q&A with the photographer opens the exhibition. Witness a gallery of women and their perspective on their own image.
This program is a part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 – Martina Navrátilová, honoring a woman who became the best tennis player of all time while struggling with her own image and identity and learning to love herself.
About the artist: Czech artist Dita Pepe graduated from the Silesian University, majoring in Creative Photography. Since 1999, she has been working on her most extensive project "Self-portraits," which began with women and now also includes men and families. In cooperation with the literary documentarian Barbora Baronová, Dita successfully published the recognized photography and literary documentary books Slečny (Misses) and Měj ráda sama sebe (Love Yourself). The two artists are now working on their next project, Intimita (Intimacy). Dita is the holder of several Czech and international awards, including Personality of Czech Photography 2012 for the book Autoportréty (Self-portraits). Dita received the Best Photography Book 2014 by Art Books Wanted. She was also awarded by the Czech Ministry of Culture and Museum of Czech Literature and received honorable mention in the Art Books Wanted International Competition for the publication Slečny (Misses).
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Date: September 22, 2016, 6 pm
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW, Washington, DC 20008
RSVP by September 20 to https://ditapepe.eventbrite.com
Embassy policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Doors close at 6:15 pm.
Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.