Miroslav Hak

BIOGRAPHY

1911-1978


Miroslav Hak was born in Nová Paka, Czech Republic.  He initially studied photography under his father, František Hak.  Between 1925 and 1931, Hak worked as a photographer in Prague and Bratislava.  In 1937, he joined the avant-garde D34 Theatre of Prague as a photographer.  From 1940 through the 1950s he worked in the film industry and between 1942 and 1948, Hak associated with the Prague-based Group 42, which united avant-garde Czech photographers.  He served as a photographer at the Institute of Art Theory and History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences from 1954 to 1967.  Hak died in Prague on June 29, 1978.