Fotograf Magazine

Jan Jindra

The Eighties

The 1980s photographs of Jan Jindra occupy a peculiar niche in the context of the impromptu photography of the day. Although most of them were created while he was still a student at FAMU (the Czech national film school in Prague), they very often depart from the canons that defined Czech photography in that era. The dominant aesthetic at FAMU at the time was that of the traditional snapshot, drawing on traditions of humanist photojournalism, or emotionally detached subjective documentary, at times going well beyond the limits of documentary in terms of its visualism.

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