Jaromír Funke

1896   -  1945

At the time when Jaromír Funke arrived at the School, he was renowned as a radical advocate of modern photography — it qualified him for the teaching position at the School — even though he had no education in photography. The foundation of Funke’s curriculum laid in his own photographic experiments, and theory of the ‘20s which he connected with the need for practical education of future professional photographers. During his activity in Bratislava, he created several remarkable series many of which were made to order. For the School’s context, these works are important because they correspond with the educational subject, as, for example — architecture photography, portrait, or reportage. Since there are very few records of the works of pupils from the mentioned exercises, Funke’s images contribute to a better representation of the works done in the Photography Department.