House of Photography

The beginnings of the Prague House of Photography (PHP) reach back to 1989, i.e. to the establishment of the association of photographers entitled The Caucus of Free Photography, the main aim of which was finding suitable spaces for photography exhibitions. In the early 1990´s, the association evolved into the foundation the Prague House of Photography and, in 2005, was turned into the beneficiary society of the same name.

The project in Revoluční Street 5 was first discussed in 2002. The generous plan of operating the new institution, which would mainly focus on presenting Czech, but also world photography, assumed a gallery space including its own depository, library, lecture hall and darkroom equipped for photography classes and workshops as well as other rooms for accompanying programmes.

The space for the Prague House of Photography was established by the Prague Municipal Council and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The two institutions, which jointly invested 20 million CZK in the project, discussed resigning their memberships of the beneficiary society due to constant delays with the buildingʼs reconstruction. The unfinished project also suffered from increasingly frequent disputes between the photographers and the PHP management.

In 2010, the non-residential facilities in the house in Revoluční Street 5, which had been reconstructed for PHP purposes already several years ago, were finally transferred to the property list of Prague City Gallery by the decision of the Council of the Capital of Prague. The Gallery also received support totalling 5 million CZK from the Prague Municipal Council to complete the air-conditioning system and open all its spaces.

House of Photography. Foto Studio Flusser
House of Photography. Foto Studio Flusser
view to the exhibition J/P/K Jasanský Polák Karny, House of Photography, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition J/P/K Jasanský Polák Karny, House of Photography, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Vladimír Ambroz: Actions, House of Photography, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Vladimír Ambroz: Actions, House of Photography, 2018. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Lovelies from the Files. Sudek and Sculpture, House of Photography, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Lovelies from the Files. Sudek and Sculpture, House of Photography, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček

Info

Address
House of Photography
Revoluční 1006/5
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
Mapa

The building is barrier-free (elevator).

Open
Tue-Sun 1–6 pm

Accessible through the passage connecting Revoluční and Benediktská streets and up the stairs. The gallery is situated in the mezzanine and on the 1st floor of the building.

Accessibility
Sub A (Náměstí republiky station)
Trams n. 6, 8, 15, 26 (Dlouhá třída stop)
Bus n. 207 (Dlouhá třída stop)

Contact
T +420 702 283 922
E ghmp@ghmp.cz

Admission

CZK 150 full / adults
CZK 60 reduced / children under 10 y., students
CZK 20 / seniors over 65 y., school groups with teacher
CZK 250 family / 2 adults + 1–4 children under 15 y.

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