Antonín Kratochvíl

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Antonín Kratochvíl (or Antonin Kratochvil; born 1947, Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech-born American photojournalist. He is a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. He received his BFA in Photography from Gerrit Rietveld Academie which is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kratochvil has photographed a wide variety of subjects, including Mongolia's street children for the Museum of Natural History and the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine. He has three sons – Michael Kratochvíl and Wayne Anthony Cooper Kratochvil who are also photographers.

Awards and Grants[edit]

He has received numerous grants and awards for his photography, most recently the 2005 Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism and the 2005 Golden Light Award for Best Documentary Book.

1990s[edit]

  • 1991 Infinity Award: Photojournalist of the Year
  • 1994 Leica Medal of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography
  • 1994 Dorothy Lange Prize
  • 1994 Ernst Haas Working Grant
  • 1995 Hasselblad Foundation Grant for Photography
  • 1995 Ernst Haas Award
  • 1997 Gold Medal for Photography from Society of Publishing Designers
  • 1997 First Prize, World Press Photo Portrait Series, Amsterdam.
  • 1997 (Eissie) Alfred Eisenstadt Award for 3Eyewitness Essay2 Life Magazine.

2000s[edit]

  • 2000 Gold ARC Award for Best Annual Report, NGO Category, for Rockefeller Foundation 1999 Annual Report.
  • 2003 First Prize World Press Photo Amsterdam (2 awards same year)
  • Medal from the City of Prague for Photography
  • 2005 Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism
  • 2005 Golden Light Award for Best Documentary Book for the book Vanishing

Books[edit]

He has released five books.

  • Broken Dream: 20 Years of War in Eastern Europe (1997)
  • Antonin Kratochvil (2003)
  • Incognito (2001)
  • Supravvivere (2001)
  • Vanishing (2005)

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