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Jan Prerovsky

Born in 1978 in Havirov near Ostrava, Czech Republic. After his family emigrated to Munich, Germany in 1981, he grew up and studied in the Bavarian Capital.

In 1998 he began studying politics at the Ludwig-Maximillian-University Munich. Meanwhile he worked as assistant for several photographers and devoted himself more and more to the work as a photographer.

In the year 1999 he decided to fully concentrate on the work as photographer and started at Schneider-Press, one of the biggest German press agencies in the field of boulevard photography. Meanwhile working freelance for several Newspapers and agencies like Muenchner Wochenblatt, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, dpa, Gnoni-Press, Artografica, etc. Besides the portrait and reportage work he also ran a photo studio together with a colleague photographer and worked on different projects. One of those, an experimental movie, “Road to Fokstugu” had his premier in Munich’s IMAX Theatre on the 19th July 2004 and was shown afterwards in movie theatres in 16 German Cities including Berlin and Hamburg. Due to his work he traveled throughout Europe and overseas.

In 2003 he decided to bring his career as boulevard photographer for Schneider – Press to an end and to move to Prague, Czech Republic for concentrating on his own projects. He worked for 2 years as contract photographer for The Prague Post until December 2008.

At the time he is freelancing for several Magazines, Newspapers and News Agencies like, ČTK, CEN, ISIFA, Esquire, Instinkt, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, F.O.O.D., Mlada Fronta,  etc. His work is published in newspapers and magazines all over Europe and overseas.

In 2008 one of his Cover photos for The Prague Post won an “Award of Excellence” in the European Newspaper Awards.

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