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Pavel Hejný

photographer – Pavel Hejný was born in 1986. He attended discipline scenography at the Secondary Art – Industrial School in Prague and consequently Photography Production and Mass Media at the Higher Specialised Graphical School in Prague. At the moment he is studying Photography at the Art – Industrial University in the atelier of Hynek Alt and Aleksandr Vajd. As of 2007 is the photographer of national Theatre Ballet in Prague. At this time he also cooperated with Theatre Ponec, Dance Prague, Alfréd ve dvoře (Alfred in the yard) and others. In 2009 he is gaining 3 awards at the prestigious contest Czech Press Photo. At the same time he is invited by Tom Rychetský and by Viktor Konvalinka to found the DekkaDancers, free association of professional artists, whose production and creation on the Czech dance scene is intimately known. In 2009 is also selected as one of the young Czech artists to a journey in Winton train, at which end he personally meets Sir Nicolas Winton in London. In 2010 Jiří Kylián selected his and Tom Rychetský concept to visualise Janáček Symfonieta in joint composition with choreography of Jiří Kyliánfor the festival Janáček Brno 2010. Premier took place at the ceremonial opening of festival and the performance was included into the repertory of the National Theatre Brno. He became member of staging team of presentation TimINg, which had its premier in May 2011 at the New Stage. In summer time in the same year he is shooting together with DekkaDancers a video clip „Opakování“ (Repetition) for the band Tata Bojs, for which they are consequently nominated for award Anděl (Angel) 2012 for the video clip of the year. He was approached to create a visual of National Theatre New Stage for season 2011/2012. Spring time this year he was also chosen by agency Young & Rubicam as a photographer of campaign for National Theatre subscription. As a fashion photographer he cooperates with several magazines in Bohemia and abroad. He participated on several solo and group exhibitions at home and in Europe.