The virgin forest was a life-long theme in the photography of Rudolf Janda (1907—2000)
, which he perceived as a higher living organism, in the spirit of literary unanimism. In 1926, he completed his studies at the Lycée Carnot in Dijon (with his friend Jiří Voskovec) and later at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Rudolf Janda took up photography in the late 1920s. He was acquainted with the avant-garde concepts of Werner Gräff and the New Objectivity aesthetics, which are reflected in his photographic compositions of light and shade, and his images made in Spain and England. The book of photographs The Virgin Forest in the Beskydy Mountains, published in 1943, captures the Mionši Forest in its primeval state. It was Janda who first brought Petr Helbich and Josef Sudek to the forest a few years later.Galerie Josefa Sudka
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