This noted Czech photographer was born in 1896. He set up in Prague after the First World War, opening his studio and living there until his death in 1976. At the end of the 20s he was inspired by the so-called “New Objectivity” and became a great commercial photographer. In the early 1940s he moved away from prevailing European photographic trends and tried out other techniques. His still lifes, Prague by night and outskirts of the city were images that led to his international fame.