Bohdan Holomicek

Bohdan Holomicek

Photography

Biography
 

14 August 1943, Sienkiewiczowka, the Ukraine

1947 His mother (a Ukrainian) and father (a Czech from the community in Volhynia (a province, now part of the Ukraine, with a Czech minority) took the opportunity to emigrate after WW II to the village of Mlade Buky in the Giant Mountains of north Bohemia, not far from Holomicek's present home, Janske Lazne Of five children, two elder brothers died, Bohdan stayed healthy with sport, dance, and acting, he attended school in Mlade Buky.
1956 In his eighth year of school he received a Soviet made Smena camera for Christmas
1958 Made his first photographs, remained self taught
1960 Trained as an electrician in Porid, near Trutnov, north Bohemia Worked in tlie local electric plant, except when doing his national military service, 1963 - 65, till 1968
1966 Began to photograph more intensively
1968-69 Employed in the Trutnov Museum
1969 First exhibition of photographs
1969-71 Employed as a fitter in the Geoindustria factory in Tuchlovice, near Kladno, central Bohemia
1971-95 Employed as a maintenance man in the Central Heating Plant, Janske Lazne
1974 Got to know Vaclav and Olga Havel in their country house in Hradecek, near Trutnov and Janske Lazne
1993 Participated in an international photography workshop Bratislaval-Basel-Kladno, which took place in Kladno, central Bohemia
1995 He went free - lance. A book of his photographs, in conjunction with an exhibition in the Archa Theater, Prague, was published by Torst
2000 Bohdan Holomicek by Antonin Dufek, Published by TORST, edittion FOTOTORST