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Czech Photo Artist Jan Pohribny's Exhibition
Goes On in Seoul Until May 11

Czech Amb. Jaroslav Olsa Jr.Host Opening Ceremony
The exhibition of Czech photographer and artist Jan Pohribny

Czech Ambassador to South Korea Jaroslav Olsa Jr. hosted a reception on the occasion of the opening the exhibition of Czech photographer and artist Jan Pohribny at Czech Info Center in Seoul on March 7, 2012.

A number of guests from Czech community and the diplomatic community in Seoul as well as local Koreans were invited to the buffet reception held at Czech Info Center on the third floor Castle Praha Building in Hongdae area of Seoul at 6:30 p.m. on the day.

Czech Ambassador to South Korea Jaroslav Olsa Jr.

The exhibition of Czech photographer and artist Jan Pohribny, which kicked off at Czech Information Center (CIC) on March 7, 2012 goes on until May 11, 2012.

During the exhibition period some 20 works of his supernatural photos taken around Europe and South Korea will be displayed. Pohribny will not come to South Korea for his exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by Czech Ambassador to South Korea Jaroslav Olsa Jr. Amb. Olsa Jr. is very active in introducing Czech culture to the local Korean audience.

During the opening reception the Czech envoy praised the Czech artist and attached a special meaning to his photo exhibition in his speech.

All the guests were treated with Czech beer and wine after the opening ceremony.

For details or inquiries contact the Czech Embassy in Seoul at

Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olsa Jr.(left) poses with President Tai H Ham at Czech Information Center in Seoul.

Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olsa Jr.speaks at CIC in Seoul

Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olsa Jr.(left) explains to his guests.

Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olsa Jr.(right) poses with guests.

Pohribny Jan's work

Who Is Jan Pohribny?

Jan Pohribný in Prague in 2011

Czech photographer and artist Jan Pohribny specializes in the fields of design and illustration photography.

He teaches at the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster with a great interest in Stonehenge and associated sites throughout Europe.

Since 1986 he works as a free lance photographer-artist. His specialty is design and illustration.

He cooperates with a number of leading agencies, companies and magazines at home-country and abroad.

Since 1990 he is a member of Professional Photographers Association and a member of Prague House of Photography, where he acted (1992–1997) as a lector as well as main coordinator at Summer Workshop Program of PHP.

He is also a member of its executive board and a founding member and president of Society for Únětician Culture Renovation.

Since 1998 he works as part-time teacher at Silesian University, Institute of Creative Photography. He leads a number of workshops home and abroad.

He lectures regularly at Polytechnic Art School in Imatra (FIN). In 2006 he was working as artist in residence in Etelä - Savo region in Finland.

Jan Pohribný was born in 1961.

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