Ivan Pinkava is a Czech photographer. He graduated from the Prague FAMU in the 1980s, and since its completion he has been devoting himself to free photography.

Over the course of almost thirty years, Pinkava has developed a distinctive visual language that can be identified with his own thinking about the world. The figures and still lifes intertwine in his work, they are an updated reflection of deeper thought processes connected to the language of traditional Western culture. The author purposefully enters into well-known iconographic situations in order to change them somewhere slightly, radically elsewhere, toss them, rename them, empty them, shoot them or make them stand out in other lighting. Behind the historical backdrop, he finds something in common, valid for the present and the future - foreshadowings of human insecurity stemming from his own bodily transience.