08.10.2020 – 19.09.2021
Curators: Jan Mlčoch (UPM) and František Javorský (great grandson of Antonín Tonder)
In the 1920s, the most radical wing of Czech photography was comprised of members of the Prague Photo Club and later the Czech Photography Society. Another of their noteworthy photographers, alongside Josef Sudek, Jaromír Funke, Adolf Schneeberger and Arnošt Pikart, was Antonín Tonder (1888–1953). In the thirties, Tonder took part in international venues, including the International Photography Exhibition held in Prague’s Mánes gallery, regarded today as one of the most important avant-garde events of the interwar period. Tonder’s photographic legacy consists of landscapes, Civilist-style city views and architecture, as well as experimental photographs.