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Jiri Turek

Jiri Turek

Photographer

Biography

He was born in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2002 he is based in New York City, USA. After study the Institute of Photography Art and in 1990 started his professional carrier as a press photographer in one of the largest European newspaper MFDaily. He accompanied the president of Czech Republic Vaclav Havel throughout the world, reported events from the war zone in Bosnia and Croatia, his photos were coming from Georgia and formal USSR.

His brilliant portrait photography was recognized when he was accredited by MFD to the OSCAR Film Festival in Los Angeles, film festivals in Cannes, Formula 1 races and many more special events. Since 1993 he worked as the editor of Sunday Edition of MF Daily Sunday Magazine, focusing more on the portrait and fashion photography.

Since 1998 he works independently. His portrait photography is seeked by celebrities and public figures. He photographed Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Luciano Pavaroti, Lou Reed , Sting and many more. He was granted contracts by ELLE Magazine, CINEMA Magazine, Quo Magazine and others to produce the fashion editorials, magazine covers and interview portraits. Sony Music and Universal Music company used his work for more then 10 cover CD's.

His great photography work awarded him contracts by world known advertising campaigns, the latest by Finlandia Vodka (Fall 2003) advertised in magazines "In Style", "The Cosmopolitan", "Vanity Fair" and other worldwide known magazines. He also produced advertising for T-Mobile, GM Opel, Armani, Carlsberg, Whiskas and many other companies.

His latest passion for art and photography is combined in unique, highly specialized technique of Black and White large format lithprints. The vintage photoshoots taken in old castles give his photography special atmosphere.

Clients:

ELLE magazine, ZINK magazine, BLOK magazine, CINEMA magazine, PREMIERE magazine, MF Daily Sunday magazine, Columbia Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music.

Advertising clients:

Finlandia Vodka - BrownForman (worldwide Campaign 2003-2004), T?Mobile (CLICK campaign 2001, TWIST campaign 2002), Eurotel Slovakia (Christmas campaign 2002), Whiskas (BBDO London 2002), GM Opel (winter campaign 2001), Philip Morris (Dona campaign against home violence), Armani (Armanimania Advertorial for Hachette Filipacchi)

Awards:

Czech Press Photo: 1st prize Art and fashion (1998, 1999)
"LOUSKACEK" advertising photo award (2001 T - Mobile Click)