Born 1950 in Cheb - Died 2005 in Prague
Is an autodidact. He has been a fulltime photographer since 19 years of age. In the 1970s he was mainly interested in musical topics, but also in architectur and theatre.
In 1980 he left for Sweden, and later moved to Amsterdam. In 1982 he received the „Cultural award of the state cultural board“ in Sweden. He exhibited in European museums and galleries; published in European photographic magazines and encyclopaedias; and his works were purchased by prestigious collections.
Stanislav tuma has published numerous photography books, including „Women“ together with the poetry writer of czech nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert.
In the early 1990s he came back to Prague and made the Prague district of Lesser Town (Malá Strana and Hradcany) the main focus of his photographs. At that time he also created other cycles: Still life, Nudes and Portraits.
Besides his one man shows, Stanislav Tuma organise many years several group exhibitions of photographers and other Czech artists in Czech republic, but also abroad.
In 1994 the Mánes art hall in Prague presented his first comprehensive exhibition.
In the Czech Republic, Tuma published his book „Suburbium Pragense“ in 1996; this book was awarded the title “Photographic publication of the year” in 1997. The book ”Prager motive” was awarded “The best photograhic book of the year with text” in Prague 2005.
The latest important exhibition of Tuma´s works took place in 2000 within the project „Prague – the European city of culture“ in the Cloister and Knights´ Hall of the Old-town hall in Prague.
Recently ministery of foreign affairs through Czech centres exhibited
Tuma´s works all over europe.