Ivan Prokop

The photographer Ivan Prokop is represented by Leica Gallery Prague.

He was born in 1954, he works as a freelance photographer and a visual artist. Above all, he is engaged in music and theatre photography, he is an author, or co-author, of many audiovisual carrier covers. He cooperates both with noted inland and foreign music festivals, publishing houses, periodicals and musicians.

In the ´70s and ´80s he was an activist in the Union of Jazz Musicians´ Section, in which he took part in the realization of publications and printed matter. He also cooperated on the Prague Jazz Days festival organization. From 1991 to 2005 he worked on visual and publishing concept of Bonton music publishing (later Sony BMG Music Entertainment). At present, apart from photography, visual designs and realization of printed matter, he is also engaged in the production of audiovisual carriers, books, exhibitions, concerts and festivals.

He exhibited his photographs at several group and solo exhibitions. As an author, he participated in the publishing of a number of books (Jiří Moravčík: “Celtic music”, “In the African crocodile´s muzzle”, “When a song beats windows with its wings”, Jiřina Chrastilová: “Nine Jewish ways”, Zdeněk Vřešťál: “No, Stainless does not get rusty”, Ondřej Bezr and Michal Šanda: “... and that´s blues”).

Ivan Prokop is a member of the Association of Professional Photographers and Syndicate of Journalists.

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