Name: Jan Jindra
Occupation: Sokolská 215, 252 16 Nučice, Czech Republic
University: Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Multimedia Communication
760 01 ZLIN
Jan Jindra was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 7 October 1962. From 1978 to 1982, Jan Jindra trained in commercial photography, taught by Stanislav Boloňský, at the secondary school of graphic arts (Střední průmyslová škola grafická) in Hellichova ulice, Prague. From 1982 to 1987, he attended the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), training in art photography under Ján Šmok and Pavel Štecha. At that time, he focused mainly on documentary photography. In 1987, Jindra won a prize in the Young European Photographers competition in Frankfurt am Main. In 1990, he participated in the third Eddie Adams Workshop, in New York. In the same year he carried out several assignments for Sygma Photo News, Paris. In 1992 he was a stringer photographer for Prostor, a Prague daily, and between 1993 and 2002 he made more than a hundred covers for the magazine Softwarové noviny. From 1992 onward, he gradually established himself in the world of advertising photography. From 1998 to 2013, he was a full member of the Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer e.V. (Association of Freelance Photographers) in Germany. In 2001, he won First Prize in the Science and Technology Category of the Czech Press Photo competition, and in 2003 First Prize in the Canon competition in Poland. Since 2002, he has taught at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication, Tomáš Baťa University, Zlín, lecturing in the Department of Advertising Photography and Graphic Arts. In 2012, he was made a Docent at the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague.
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