Pavel Hejný

Founder, photographer and set designer

He holds several prestigious awards in the field of photography and creative work (Czech Press Photo, Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Golden Drum, ANDY Awards, MIFA). He was the only Czech to receive the prestigious Lucie Award, which he received at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Lürzer’s Archive ranked him among the 200 best commercial photographers in the world. A graduate set designer, he loves theater and likes to create art projects. For many years he worked as a ballet photographer at the National Theater in Prague. Here he also met Tomáš Rychetský and Viktor Konvalinka, who invited him to establish DEKKADANCERS. He has been collaborating with the Jatka78 theater and the SKUTR directing duo for a long time. He says that if he didn’t become a photographer, he would definitely do something useful.