Authors Zdenek and Michal Thoma

Zdenek Thoma Zdenek Thoma (*1938) is a writer, traveller and photographer form Czech Republic. He has written four books based on his travels in Asia. His photographs have been included in many publications on oriental culture, including The Art of Japanese Gardens (1981, 2004), China (1991), Ikebana and Bonsai (1992), Nepal – A Kingdom beneath the Himalayas (1996), A Japanese Mosaic (2002) and The Story of Tea (2002). He is also the co-author of The World of Tibetan Buddhism (1996), The Art of Chinese Gardens (1998), Beneath The Himalayan Range (2005), Tibet, the Land Protected by Gods (2006), The Marvellous Universe of Bonsai (2008). He has also enjoyed success with his photographs of his own country, featured in the books Prague Yesterday and Today (1991), Czechia (2002) and Prague Gems (2004). Many of the books he has worked on have been published in English, French, German and Japanese. His work also includes exhibitions. Collections of his photographs (The Charm of Japanese Gardens, Touches of the Himalayan Wind, Gardens of Tranquil Enticement, The Taste of Tea = The Taste of Zen, Children of Asia, The Voyages of Migrant Clouds, Borobudur, etc.) have been exhibited in over seventy galleries and museums in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Japan. Zdenek Thoma visited Nepal first in 1970 and has been coming back regularly since then to photograph its stunning nature and colourful folks.

His son Michal Thoma Michal Thoma (*1979) is a photographer and writer. A graduate of Charles University in Prague, he has written and photographed for the last ten years. Many of his articles from his travels in Asia – Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Turkey – have been published in Czech journals. He is the co-author of The Story of Tea (2002) and Beneath The Himalayan Range (2005). A collection of his photographs from India named Chaiwallahs has been exhibited in several places of the Czech republic. Since 2003 Michal Thoma has been coming back to Nepal regularly.

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