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Photography series: The Awakening of Memory

Pavel Dias, Lukáš Bártl, Jan Havel,
Pavel Štingl, 2023

Price: CZK 585

Renowned Czech photographer Pavel Dias (9 December 1938 – 19 April 2021) created a unique study of the awakening of memories that people kept stored in the deepest and darkest recesses of their minds.

Dias spent more than thirty years photographing people returning to the places they survived in order to remember those assigned a different destiny in the book of fate. Afterwards, his photographs spent another thirty years traveling the world in two padded suitcases.

We now present a selection of his photographs in The Awakening of Memory, published as part of our Photography Series.

The Memorial of Silence and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague jointly organized an exhibition at the House at the Black Madonna.


How to order:You may order the book by writing us at

We will carefully package the book and send it via cash on delivery, with postage paid by the recipient. Upon payment, you will receive confirmation of payment via email.

The book may also be purchased during cultural events at Bubny Station (for the next such opportunity, see our program of events).

The publication can also be purchased at the Knihkupectví Ostrov (Ostrovní 17 110 00, Prague 1)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10:30-18:00