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Zuzana Meisnerová Wismer

Director, Langhans Galerie

Zuzana Meisnerová Wismer (b. in Prague, 1956) is a gallery director and film-maker.

Zuzana holds a degree in documentary filmmaking from the Film School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. She lives in Prague and Zurich.

In her documentary films for Swiss and Czech television and also independent productions she has focused on the arts, history, and social topics. After the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989, she devoted herself to the complete remodelling of the Langhans building in Prague, the former main portrait studio of her great-grandfather, the photographer Jan Langhans (1851–1928). After the 1998 discovery of a unique archive of glass negatives of portraits of eminent people, she established the foundation for their restoration and presentation. In 2003, she established Langhans Gallery Prague, a non-profit organization that she runs to this day. The gallery is mainly oriented to international contemporary photography.


Zuzana Meisnerová Wismer