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Filmmaker Jan Kaplan shares his memories and photographs of the famous author Bohumil Hrabal

An exhibition of photographs of the internationally renowned author Bohumil Hrabal is currently on show at Lucerna Café in Prague. The collection of photos was taken by the Czech-born documentary filmmaker and photographer Jan Kaplan, based in London, who became friends with Hrabal in the 1990s, after giving him a tour of London. I spoke to him on the phone to London to find out more about how had come to befriend and photograph a man who valued his privacy and who rarely allowed strangers into his chosen circle of friends.

 
 
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Zuzana Růžičková at 90: Other music was…

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London-based collective takes old…

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Jakub Jan Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass…

Jakub Jan Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass is undoubtedly one of the symbols of Czech Christmas, along with fried carp and…

 
 
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End of chapter for legendary Prague…

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Three Wishes for Cinderella: Beloved…

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Viktorie Beldová: Designer of a crown…

The Belda family are famous Prague jewellers who are the only ones certified to oversee the upkeep of the Czech crown…

 
 
 
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