December 26, 2015

Milestones of Czech Photography

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  • The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Camera Club of the Philippines present Czech journalist, writer, publicist and photographer Ondrej Neff at the Milestones of Czech Photography.

    A co-founder of the Institute of Digital Photography, Neff will be conducting a lecture on photography on November 24, 6pm in the Camera Club of the Philippines Center, 5/F Waltermart Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo) Makati.

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    About Ondrej Neff

    Born 1945 in Prague, in 1970 Neff received a PhD at the Institute for Education and Journalism, graduating from the Institute of Creative Photography later. He also led the photo department of the main Czech MF Daily newspaper. Later he studied cultural history of the Far East at the Charles University and worked in the Albatros publishing house. At the age of forty Neff began his career as a professional writer, while still continuing with journalism. 

    Neff is the co-founder of the Institute for Digital Photography, where he lectures. He collaborates with television and radio producers, and on rare occasions, with film. Since 2000 he directs his own courses of photography called Dílna (Workshop) as well as separate courses of photoediting in his studio. Besides being a freelance photographer himself, Neff has been working with digital photography since 1996 documenting its progress on his web diary Digineff.cz. Neff also published a number of books dedicated to photography. His son David Neff is a recognized Czech photographer too.

    Besides photography, Neff is a known sci-fi literature writer and publicist, with his own science-fiction magazine Ikarie. He supported the production of science-fiction films and co-wrote screenplays for TV shows. He also wrote a dozen of radio plays and adapted Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea into a five-piece series.

    The lecture will be opened by H. E. Jaroslav Olša, Jr., Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Philippines.

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