... and they sentenced me for high-treason
Robert Vano was born on May 5, 1948 in Nové Zámky in the Southern Slovakia. In 1967 after graduation instead of beginning the obligatory military service he emigrated via Yugoslavia to Italy and then to USA, where he was, according to American laws as being under-aged, adopted by husbands from Pennsylvania. For illegal crossing of the border he was tried in absence. In 1972 he got American citizenship and since then until revolution in 1989 he was attempting for a visa in vain, so that he could visit his family in Slovakia. Family meeting happened in 1984 in Budapest. In the USA he had several manual jobs before he got an opportunity to work for a infamous entrepreneur, Vidal Sassoon. In 1970 he accepted a job as a fashion photographer assistant and began taking photos. In 1984 he got independent and built a carrier of a successful photographer of world famous fashion magazines. In 1995 he definitely returned to his native county and settled down in Prague.