Jindřich ŠtreitBorn on September 5, 1946, in Vsetín, near Zlín, South Moravia, Štreit began studying at the Palacký University in Olomouc in 1963, with an emphasis on Primary School Education. He worked as a teacher from 1966 to 1982, and became increasingly interested in photography. From 1974 to 1977, he did distance studies with the Union of Czech Photographers' Institute of Creative Photography in Brno. Štreit organised exhibitions, concerts, and theatre peroductions; first in an empty school, and later, in 1980, in the castle of Sovinec. In 1990, he travelled to the USA; and, in the same year, began numerous teaching activities in Prague, Bratislava and Opava, where he still works as a professor to this day. He has received numerous awards and had many exhibitions. Štreit has been working with a Leica M6 since 1991.