Fotograf Magazine

Vladimír Jindřich Bufka

Josef Moucha

The fate of Vladimír J. Bufka belongs among the legends of talent stolen by premature death. This creator ranked alongside the top Czech pioneers of artistic feeling in the photographic medium. Karel Novák and his strikingly talented student, Josef A. Trčka, belonged among them on one hand, while on the other hand there were František Drtikol and other famous rural artists, who came to Prague during the era of Pictorialism: Josef Sudek, Jaromír Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, etc. Bufka’s echo was handed down from generation to generation in the utmost sentimental delivery. One can only welcome this facilitated return of Bufka’s work and his continuously reflected art-science revision.

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