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News, events and other various articles.

New book about Prague

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Prague

Brand new book about Prague was just published by the Slovart publishing house. Photographs are by Zdenek and Michal Thoma, text by Sona Thomova. It's available in English, Czech and Russian. This coffee table book consist of 144 pages with hundreds of photographs of famous sights of the Czech capital and even some less known palces of interest.

See more information about the book.

Book can be purchased with some discount on Kosmas.

Tourist enterpreneur dilemma: The case of Yartung festival in Manang

in section News & Events on the blog Michal Thoma

ManangHave you seen the Eric Valli’s Caravan? This beautiful film featuring stunning Himalayan landscape has rather simple though powerful story. It is rivalry between young and old village headmen. While the old insist on departing for annual trade expedition on auspicious date determined by the astrologer, the young want to leave as soon as possible for practical reasons. When some half a year ago I first thought to organize tour to Manang for the Yartung horse racing festival, I didn’t know, that I’ll actually impose the same dilemma on the society of Manang.

Zdeněk Thoma gets Kantuta award in Zlin

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Good companyFrom the hands of the Czech travel icon Miroslav Zikmund, Zdeněk Thoma got Kantuta award, which annually granted to people who contributed to the cognition and convergence of cultures.

Ceremony was held on 26 April after the diashow of the exhbition projectManang 30 Years After in the Zlin's Alternativa Gallery.

Thanks belongs to the organizers of the Unknown Earth festival Miroslav Náplava and Petr Horky, who did put Zdenek Thoma's into good company.

Manang 30 Years After to be displayed in Zlín

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2 to 28 April 2012, Alternativa Gallery, street Osvoboditelů 3778, Zlín, Czech Republic

As part of traveller's festival Neznámá země exhibition Mananag 30 Years After will be displayed in Zlin's Alternativa Gallery, street Osvoboditelů 3778 (Kolhaus, masterpiece of functionalist architecture). Open daily from 9 to 17 o'clock.

The authors will personally introduce exhibition on 26 April at 18 o'clock.

Manang 30 Years After displayed on Holiday World Fair in Prague

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Exhibtion in Manang11 to 12 February 2012, Holiday World Fair, Výstaviště, Prague - Holešovice

As part of the World Film Festival during the travel fair Holiday World we will exhibit the selections of the images from the Manang 30 Years After photographic set.

In Sunday 12 February from 14:15 we will hold a diashow of the photographs there.

Pour Felicitas in 2012!

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PF2012We wish you all the best in the coming new year 2012!

This pages, in their new design, exists for one year now, and since then established it's contents and brought at least some information about us. Very some we will extend the contents of this pages with more photo galleries and real photographic portfolio categorised by locality and topics.

The very news now is the blog of Michal Thoma which is just launched in order to present Michal's articles written for various media. It's contents, like current story from Bhutan, will be mostly in Czech, though some English stories will definitely also be added.

Exhibitions lending offer

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We're providing four photographic sets for exhibiting in galleries, museums and other appropriate venues. We do lend exhibitions for low fee covering the transportation and maintance cost. For detailed condition and possible dates please contact us.

We do offer this four photographic sets:

  • Manang 30 Years After - Manang is the remote village in Nepal Himalayas. Michal and Zdeněk Thoma's photographs shows the change which happened there during the lifespan of one generation.
  • Taste of Tea = Taste of Zen - Photographs of Zdeněk Thoma takes us to the charming universe of Japanese gardens, which were built for the tea ceremony.
  • A Day on the Tea Estates - Zdeněk and Michala Thoma's photos shows self contained universes of the tea estates on Sri Lanka.
  • Chai Wallahs - Black and white photostory by Michal Thoma takes us to the side streets of Indian cities to sit and sip a tea with the common folk and tea sellers - the chai wallahs.

Exhibition Manang 30 Years After opening in Prague

in section Invitations

InvitationWednesday 14 September, 5:30 pm, cellars of the Stone Bell House, City Gallery of Prague, Old Town Square 13, Prague 1

Zdenek and Michal Thoma's photographic exhibition Manang 30 Years After, depicts change in the one Himalayan village since 1979 till today.

Exhibition will be started by Ivan M. Havel and the authors. The experimental musician duo The Havels will play and catering will be provided by Good Tea Room and Wine Cellars Lechovice.

Exhibition will be open from 15 September to 16 October. Opening hours are everyday except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. Entry is free.

"A Day on The Tea Estates" exhibition in Prague Botanic Garden

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Tea plucker6th to 29th May 2011, Prague Botanic Garden, Praha - Troja

Exhibition set of Zdenek and Michal Thoma "A Day on The Tea Estates" will be displayed in the exhibition hall of Prague Botanic Garden. Our exhibition is part of the larger tea exposition about history, culture and plantation of tea. There will be a tea shrubs on display as well

Botanic Garden is open everyday frm 9 am to 7 pm. Basic enterance fee is 50 CZK.

Just second day after opening in 7th May from 2 pm to 6 pm tehre will be Beneficial program for Japan. Admission is voluntary. You can expect display of Ikeabana art, tea ceremony, Japenese drums, martial arts and shakuhachi flute concert.

We invite to the diashow at GO Kamera

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As part of travel festival GO Kamera we're going to hold diashow of the photographs from Manang 30 Years After. Event is due to happen at Friday  14th January, 4pm in Congress center of Brno Trade Fairs.

Apart form diashow the GO Kamera festival has rich and interesting program since Thurday 13th to Sunday 16th January.

We hope to see you there!

PF 2011 with the new webpages!

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We wish you pleasant new year 2011!

And we welcome you on the new webpages! Well, unfortunately there is nothing to see in the English language version now. Please check the Czech language version and stay tuned. We're going to expand English languge content soon!