These photographs are from my continuing work documenting Prague’s restoration after decades of Communist rule. Created to draw attention to a region many Americans never consider – a city that's much more than the tourist's view of bridges and cheap beer.
I lived in Prague for several months in 1994, five years after the “Velvet Revolution” that led the Communists to relinquish power—a time of optimism and uncertainty. Twenty years later, I returned to a city that was both familiar and barely recognizable. Signs of restoration and reclamation can be seen across the city, an architectural attempt to shake off the past. The juxtaposition of Communist-era structures alongside Gothic, Baroque and modern architecture continues to give Prague a unique flavor, one that reflects the dark humor of its residents and fuels my ongoing fascination.