Cafe



 
OPENING HOURS:

Monday – Friday:
10 am – 9 pm

Saturday + Sunday / Public holidays:
2 pm – 8 pm

Capacity: 30 seats, Wi-Fi in all areas of the Leica Gallery Café. 

We accept credit cards.

The café as well as the gallery can be rent for private or corporate events. 

Contact: Simona Leitmanová, Café Manager.


Leica Gallery Café is café related to the photographic gallery. Chamber space of the café is suitable for meeting, foreign language lesson or just pleasant meeting with friends. The interior of the café is completed by photographic exhibitions of young artists and large bookshop focused on photographic books.

We prepare from Italian quality coffee Cosmai Caffé various types of coffee ranging from espresso, cappuccino or caffe latte to eis caffe and frappe. Menu of our hot drinks completes a big selection of looses tea by Coccole company and natural thing is also tea from fresh ginger. Our specialities are Matcha té, Matcha latte and Chai latte. From our cold drinks we recommend homemade Leica lemonade, orange fresh juice or Bio homemade lemonades.

If you would like to taste a glass of wine, you can enjoy our quality Czech wine from Kubík winery or prime-quality French wine from Gayda winery. Not at least we recommend also our mixed drinks, above all Hugo Spritz, Aperol Spritz or Campari tonic. To see all beverages please folow this link.

If you are hungry during your stay in our café, you can choose from daily offer of cakes, homemade quiche or toasted panini with salad. You will find our menu here.

PRESENTATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN LEICA GALLERY CAFE

David Gaberle | Masculith
30| 01 – 09| 04| 2018

Masculith

When I learned that the countries of what used to be the Eastern Bloc, including the Czech Republic, have the highest suicide rate per capita in the world, it both surprised and worried me. Men commit suicide more often than women in all countries except for China. In the post-communist countries, it is about three to four times as often. Traditionally, male roles are often associated with strength, independence, risk-taking and individualism. Male suicide, just like substance abuse, is often explained one-dimensionally by a tendency towards riskier behaviour.

At the same time, males are more commonly found among the homeless and have a lower life expectancy. In many cases, men take their lives due to issues related to financial insecurity, most commonly linked to job loss. Unfortunately, work is often the sole pillar of male identity. Even though it is encouraging to see the frequent discussions about femininity which take place in the media and among my friends, it is also saddening that I hardly ever encounter educated and well-informed perspectives on masculinity and the identity issues that are associated with it. At the moment, masculinity seems like a huge monolith that has never been carefully processed and shaped into a more cultivated form.

Males’ ability to recognise and deal with emotions is often suppressed beginning in childhood. For the Masculith series, I chose photos taken over the last three years that capture masculinity in its many dimensions. The goal is to at least visually start widening the emotional index we normally associate with men and normalise its more sensitive manifestations.

It continues to puzzle me how, despite all the socio-economic progress in the last two centuries, masculinity remains critically unexamined and neglected. I would like to contribute to creating a safe space for men where it is not embarrassing to deal with emotions other than anger and pride. Undoubtedly, a more critical approach would benefit communication between the genders and significantly contribute to a healthier society. David Gaberle

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David Gaberle (1989) is a photographer from Prague who began photographing in 2012. He discovered photography while on a break from a university degree in anthropology. At first, the camera was simply a therapeutic tool, but it quickly became a research instrument that he uses to better understand himself and the cities he travels to.

In 2015, David travelled across four continents to capture photos for his debut book, Metropolight. Funded through Kickstarter in 2017, the book gained support from a number of Magnum photographers and Antonín Kratochvíl (co-founder of the VII Photo Agency) and was shipped to over 45 countries. It was also recognized by international publications such as The Guardian, El País and The British Journal of Photography. The curator David Campany ranks Metropolight among the three best books published in 2017. David is also an international Fujifilm ambassador and at the age of 25 was the youngest of the 100 X-Photographers selected worldwide.

David’s photographs have been exhibited internationally (Belgium, Japan, Poland, Romania) and printed in a number of Czech magazines and newspapers. He claims to have no interest in staged photographs and hopes to continue his focus on the fleeting moments and sights of urban life. His most recent project, called NA PRAHU, focuses on his hometown of Prague, and his attention is now turning towards the post-communist countries and the ways masculinity is defined and manifested in the region. 

 

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