Libuše Jarcovjáková is a Czech photographer, her work is often compared to Nan Goldin's.
She photographed her life and encounters, especially the nightlife, in the Prague and West Berlin of the 1970's and 1980's. Her very straightforward style and approach to the street, to sexuality, drugs and depression is highly recognizable.
A large retrospective of her work was held at the Rencontres d'Arles 2019 festival. The monography "Černe Roky (The Black Years)", also covers her career, it was published in 2016 (Nakladatelství wo-men)
© Self-portrait taken from the the publisher Nakladatelství wo-men's website
Presentation by Nakladatelství wo-men (excerpts): "The book Černé roky (The Black Years) introduces the authentic photographic and literary journals of the influential underground photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková, also known as the Czech Nan Goldin. Spanning the years 1971–1987, the journals wring out the black-and-white everydayness of Prague, Berlin...