A book depicting the life and work of one of the best Czech photographers, Antonin Kratochvil. AK 47 - Antonin Kratochvil, born 1947. The first publication, not only dedicated to the photographs of this world-famous artist and a winner of four World Press Photo Awards, but also to what he experienced while taking his most famous photos. Kratochvil narrates and his fascinating stories are recorded by the journalist and photographer Lenka Klicperová with whom Kratochvil worked on the project for more than three years.


Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová have been great friends and have made a well-coordinated journalist team for 10 years. In 2008 they were brought together by a common interest in the fate of raped women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then they have taken many trips together, written hundreds of articles, made dozens of television reports, and published two books (In Sight of the Islamic State I and In Sight of the Islamic State II).

In sight of the Islamic State

The war, Islamic State, abductions, torture, slaughter, orange robes, rape, bombings, refugees… and fear. Those words come to everyone’s mind in connection with the Syrian conflict and the journalists Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová were no exception when they started playing with the idea of going to Syria and to travel as far as Kobani, a city which has become the Stalingrad of the Middle East. A city which was the first to get rid of the Islamic State terrorists.

In Sight of the Islamic State II.

‘In Sight of the Islamic State’ was a successful publication which described dramatic experiences of two respected journalists Lenka Klicperová and Markéta Kutilová on the frontline and inside the Syrian city of Kobani when it was slowly rising from ruins.

Africa within us (Mladá Fronta 2010)

Lenka Klicperová, Olga a Václav Šilha
Hardcover, 20 pages, 24.7 × 29 cm, Czech

This photo book was written by three Czech authors who specialize in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The eloquent images illustrate the stories of people and animals and the dramatic descriptions of their situation and origins. The project is a unique link of two different perspectives: a female and a male photographer. Each photographer concentrates on distinct subjects and interprets them differently.

Africa within us II. (Mladá fronta 2013)

Hardcover, 240 pages, 24.7 × 29 cm, in Czech

This photo book introduces Sub-Saharan Africa, the beauty of its countryside, and its disappearing customs and traditions. It also looks into the burning issues the continent is troubled with. The book introduces unique images of the local people and animals supplemented with texts.