Josef Ehm

BIOGRAPHY

1909-1989


Josef Ehm was a Czech photographer, teacher and editor. From 1934 – 1946, Ehm taught at the State School of Graphic Arts in Prague and, between 1939 and 1941, he edited with Funke magazine Photo horizon. In 1943, Ehm participated as the author of several shots for a portfolio of modern Czech photography.


In its free form, Ehm’s work was a remarkable representative of the stream based on the New Objectivity. In his work, the link between a sense of purist photography and perfection crafts is apparent. From the thirties to the sixties, Ehm’s work created a chamber ensemble of instruments, portraits, natural and urban landscapes and original ideas. He is one of the few photographers whose work is in the retaining elements which helped create a new pragmatism after 1945.