22 August, 1956, Hradec Kralove
He has been taking photographs since childhood. He grew up in Prague. Studied photography, in the framework of TV and film specialization at the Faculty of Journalism, Charles University, Prague; in 1980 graduated with M.A. degree.
From that time, he is concerned with photography both practically and theoretically. His show debut was also in 1980. After reportage beginning develops a composition principle analogous with the twin-pictures. Accentuates fragmentary charakter of vision.
Organizer of photographic exhibitions - e. g.
||Development of Czech Documentary Photography 1839 - 1989"
||Czechoslovak Photography in Exil 1939 - 1989"
||The Artists` Association Manes and Photography
He co-founded "The Active of Independent Photography" (Aktiv volne fotografie) in the spring of 1989 and two years later the gallery "Prague House of Photography".
||lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism of the Charles University as an external specialist in photography
||editor of the quarterly "Revue Fotografie"
||"Euro Regio Egerensis" (participation on workshop in Cheb, Czech Republic = series of subjective photographs)
||"Europe as experienced, Experience Europe" (lecturer of workshop in Knigswinter, Germany)
||Editorial Board of the "Imago" (biannualy Journal of Photography)
||"Dresdener Sommerakademie" (lecturer of workshop in Dresden, Germany)