Jan Dobrovský

Czech Republic

Jan Dobrovský (1960), photographer, entrepreneur and former journalist. He studied cattle feeding and worked as a zoo technician as well as in dozens of other manual professions. At the end of the 1970s he began photographing abandoned and devastated places in Prague; in the 80s, with the help of friends, he organized his first semi-official exhibition. During Normalization he was active in the dissident movement and published in samizdat. After 1989 he worked on the editorial board of the daily Lidové noviny and later for the news services of Czech Television. He was the originator of strategies for domestic and foreign investing whereupon he became an independent investor. He returned to full time photographing several years ago. He works primarily in the field of black and white documentary photography, and with Karel Cudlín, Alžběta Jungrová, Antonín Kratochvíl, Jan Mihalíček, Tomki Němec and Martin Wágner founded the association 400 ASA, whose goal is a rebirth of interest in documentary photography.



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