Leos Nebor

Czech Republic

Leos Nebor (1930-1992) started photographing in 1945, when he captured the soldiers who liberated the Czech town of Dvur Králové at the end of the Second World War. Between 1952 and 1958, Nebor workd for the Czechoslovakian News Agency CTK. In 1959, he co-founded the magazine Mlady Svet and became its chief photographer and picture editor. In 1968, he transferred to another magazine, Svet v Obrazech. Unfortunately, after the Russians made an end to the Prague Spring of 1968, Nebor was excluded from the offical photographic and journalistic community in Czechoslovakia. To earn a living, Nebor began working as a documentalist for the Transgas company. In 1989, Leos was rehabilitated, and he became photo journalist for the publication My, where he worked until his death in 1992.