Viktor Kolář / Running Boy
His photograph Running Boy of 1978 shows a boy running with his back to the camera. He runs towards a bench on which two elderly women in headscarves are seated. The entire scene takes place in front of a long and high concrete wall. It is blank wall bereft of any signs and it evokes a sense of impenetrable hopelessness. The wall severely demarcates the entire space. There is a palpable contrast between the grey, almost endless concrete and the grass. The generational confrontation in the shape of the boy and the old women is a divergent element that disrupts the wall’s domination. The boy is a symbol, dynamically bound for a future that no one knows but onto which everyone projects their own visions, ideas and plans.