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Program

Jan 12, 2017 7:00 PM

MYSTIC K2: LECTURE, SCREENING AND Q&A

WITH PETR JAN JURAČKA & KLÁRA KOLOUCHOVÁ



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MYSTIC K2, an exhibition of breathtaking photography by Czech scientist and photographer Petr Jan Juračka, is accompanied by a one night special event. 

LECTURE, SCREENING AND Q&A
with Petr Jan Juračka & Klára Kolouchová
JANUARY 12, 7PM in the Cinema

Petr Jan Juračka & Klára Kolouchová present a 24 minute stunning short documentary film about their epic climb of K2 (8611) in Pakistan, as well as a photography presentation and Q&A detailing their expedition to the dangerous and legendary second highest peak in the world. Using drone photography, Juračka captured never before seen images of the beautiful and serene landscape, and earned the Guiness Book of World Records record for flying a drone at the highest altitude.

PETR AND KLÁRA

Petr Jan Juračka, Ph.D. is a Czech professional nature & science photographer and filmmaker who has traveled around the world photographing landscapes, animals and scientific specimens. He is also a hydrobiologist and professor at Charles University in Prague. 

Klára Kolouchová  is a Czech expert climber who has summited the highest peaks in the world - Mt. Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Cho-Oyu. In 2007 she became the first Czech woman to conquer Mt. Everest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



THEIR STORY

Petr Jan Juračka and expert Czech climber Klára Kolouchová joined the USA International K2 Expedition to climb the K2 mountain in Pakistan. The stunning photographs capture their climb up the dangerous and legendary second highest peak in the world.

Together with the famous American guide Garrett Madison, they left for K2 in June 2016. Klára has experience with the highest mountains in the world, so she was fully focused on reaching the summit, while Petr had another goal - photographing, filming and flying the drone. Petr had never been so high before, but he had trained a great deal. The climb was a test for both the drones and his body.    

The MYSTIC K2 exhibition shows professional images of this expedition, from night sky imagery, landscapes, portraits of porters and climbers, including Klára, on their way up. Despite the fact that no one has reached the summit in the last two years, the expedition K2 was a life changing experience for both Klára and Petr.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION INFORMATION

EXHIBITION OPENING JANUARY 10, 7PM in the Gallery
JANUARY 10-26, 10AM-6PM in the Gallery

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Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons five minutes prior to showtime.

 

 

 

Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Jan 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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