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Michaela Pospisilova-Kralova

Michaela Pospíšilová Králová is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. Born in Prague in 1982, she first trained as an artist at the Secondary School of Textile Arts and then studied book design at the Hellich Higher Vocational School of Graphic Arts. In 2012, she completed her bachelor studies at Opava Institute of Creative Photography and won the Special Prize of the Leica Gallery in Prague. Three years later, she made The Culture Trip’s (theculturetrip.com) listing of The 10 Must-Know Contemporary Czech Artists. Following her creative drive rather than passing trends, Michaela takes inspiration from her experiences, as well as political themes. A mother of three, Michaela lives in Prague.

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Allowing little Klara to ruin her drawings, Pospislova-Kralova embraces her daughter’s ‘improvements’ to her work as a metaphor for the challenges and gains from parenthood.

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Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
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