Foundation of Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 is preparing in association with
the photographer Alan Pajer an exhibition of photographs mapping the life of
President Václav Havel from 1989 to 2011. Alan Pajer is a long-term
collaborator with the Foundation and was for many years one of the
photographers who accompanied the president at many events and foreign journeys.
The exhibition will feature close to 300 unique photographs. We bring you now a
little virtual sampler of the exhibition.
Václav Havel was elected as the first-ever president of the Czech Republic. He
confirmed this act by signing the oath of office.
Václav Havel at
the Civic Forum HQ – the Špalíček building (November 89).
Dne 14. 12. 1989 oznamuje Václav Havel z balkonu sídla OF občanům, že přijímá kandidaturu na prezidenta Československé republiky.
Václav Havel announces from the Civic Forum HQ balcony that he would stand for
the presidency of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Václav Havel and Dagmar Havlová welcome at the Prague airport Pope John Paul II
on his third visit to the Czech Republic.
During her visit
to the Czech Republic English Queen Elizabeth II granted an unusual audience, a
Boxer dog called Ďula. Václav Havel dared this ‘faux pas’ because he knew of
the Queen’s predilection for keeping hunting dogs.
Oxford University awarded to Václav Havel an honorary law doctorate.
Václav Havel in
Prague’s Palace Lucerna at the premiere of his directing debut, the film ‘Leaving’,
which he made according to this own screenplay (22.3.2011).
On 7.11.2005 on
the occasion of Bob Dylan’s concert at Prague’s Sazka Arena Bob Dylan invited Václav Havel and his wife Dagmar
to his dressing room where they recalled Václav Havel’s first visit to the USA.
During the EU–USA
Summit in Prague on 5.4.2009 Václav Havel met US President Barack Obama.
V srpnu 1990 přijal Václav Havel na pražském hradě „Stouny“. Tato akce proběhla u příležitosti historicky prvního koncertu The Rolling Stones v ČR.
In August 1990
Václav Havel received the ‘Stones’ at the Prague Castle. This event took place
on the occasion of the first-ever concert of The Rolling Stones in the Czech
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA HAVING TEA WITH VÁCLAV
HAVEL AND HIS WIFE
JAVIER SOLANA AND BILL CLINTON CONGRATULATE VÁCLAV
HAVEL ON THE CZECH REPUBLIC JOINING NATO
On 8.7.2002 at
15.30 Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived at the Prague
airport for the historically first state visit to the Czech Republic.
Václav Havel brings
Joan Baez a guitar on stage after twenty years.
(In 1989 he was
prevented from doing this by the secret police.)
victory at the Nagano Olympics the first person that the ‘golden boys’ came to show
their gold medal was President Václav Havel.
In March 2001
Václav Havel showed round the Prague the famous American actor Bruce Willis
with his daughters.
On 20.10.1998 the
title page of The Times featured a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and the First
Lady of the Czech Republic Dagmar Havlová. The paper informed about the
reception of the President of the Czech Republic and his wife at a gala dinner
in Buckingham Palace by English Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of
On 18.11.1989 the
first big demonstration was held in Václavské náměstí under the slogan ‘We have
empty hands’ after the police operation against students in Národní třída,
which had taken place on 17 November 1989.
AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
On 5.4.2004 Václav Havel checks in his much-loved church of Saint Anna whether everything is ready for the presentation of the prize VIZE 97.
V září 1998, na závěr státní návštěvy prezidenta ČR Václava Havla s chotí Dagmar v Bílém domě, si po slavnostní večeři, kterou pořádali Bill a Hillary Clintonovi, oba první páry spontánně zatancovaly rock’n’roll.
In September 1998,
at the close of the state visit of the President of the Czech Republic Václav
Havel and his wife Dgmar at the White House, after a gala dinner hosted by Bill
and Hillary Clinton, the two First Pairs danced spontaneously rock’n’roll.
A rare moment of
rest for Václav Havel, drinking coffee and reading newspapers in his favourite
coffee house Slavia.
Fotograf — Alan Pajer Nadace Dagmar a Václava Havlových VIZE 97 Voršilská 130/10 110 00 Praha 1 www.vize.cz —
Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.