|Born on 2nd of September 1975 in Prague in Czech Republic. Graduated from Business Academy. During years 1996-97 he worked as a stage technician in the theatre "Na Vinohradech" in Prague. In the year 1998 he was accepted to faculty of Film and Television academy of musical arts FAMU in Prague. The next big topic comes from contacts and sympathies with some left-winged movements (supported by magazines Mladý svìt and Konfrontace). When realizing and mainly following use of photographs he cooperates among other things with foundation Clovìk v tisni "People in need”. Tuma works in topic cycles and to all the topics he continuously comes back. He pursues long-lasting documentary projects with strong social legend. He is the founding member of photographic group Rovnýma nohama /Straight legs/. Since he completed his studies at Prague FAMU in 2005 he had been directing seminars on documentary photography at the faculty of social sciences at the Charls University - Institute for communication studies.|
|2000||Praha fotograficka - price for the best black and white photograph. 1st prize in category "People in Prague" for the cycle "The Punkers". 2 nd prize in category "The city cronicle" for the serie "Prague under the slogan: Let´s rise against International monetary fund and World bank" 26.9.2000. Honour in the category "Prague´s problems" for the cycle"The life is living and getting lost on the streets".|
|2002||Czech Press Photo - 1st prize, "Golden Eye" in the "Everyday life" category for"Worlds in between".|
|2003||The Golden Nodule, the prize from Czech Association of advertising agency for the calendar 2003 made by Schneidersöhne company (foto. Karel Tuma, graphic design Telperion).|
|2004||Nomination for the Prize of Jaromir Funke - obtained the 3rd place.|
|2004||Acquired grant for young documentarist and fotoreporters from the East Europe countries Credit Suisse Masterclass.|
|2006||Work on Florenc project, supported by a grant, connection with the Multicultural Centre in Prague.|
|2007||Realization of a project for the Centre of Migration Issues in cooperation with the Counselling Centre for Refugees, the itinerant exhibition presents portraits of immigrants who are applying for or have been granted asylum in the Czech Republic|
|2007||Participation in the project A picture chronicle of a day in the Czech Republic, photodocumentary of 24 hours in a country|
|2008||Half-a-year tutoring work on the programme of the Czech part of the project Cultures from Around the Block realized by Multicultural Centre Prague under the working title Together about one another.|
|2008||Realization of a calender – Ten years with photography / Karel Tuma, the company Baze 3|
|2008||Noordelicht Photofestival 2008 / Behind Walls.|
Worlds in between - Gypsies in the settlements of Eastern Slovakia
The environment of the Romany community is relatively unknown to the majority of people. It is more or less closed and inaccessible to strangers.
Prague on a threshold
The file „Prague on the Threshold“ is a collection of documentary photographs presenting social themes around the periphery of Prague at the turn of the new century.
We are all pilgrims
Every person has something spiritual inside them. It is confronted by the hard, living reality of life, which itself can also be a source of the spiritual dimension of life.
Marocco – streets of medin I. 2005
The various periods in history and the differences of individual tribes and ethnic groups which live and have lived in Morocco prevent the country from being understood as a single whole.
Young alternative - After eight years of freedom
from the text of the dummy copy
It seems to me that eight years after the Velvet Revolution, the great majority of people have given up the struggle for a better tomorrow. After a number of euphoric years, there is a general sense of intolerance and a lack of interest in everything which does not directly affect us.
Nights on the edge of Prague Toples service
What all can be bought and sold today, and by certain forms of trade? New and useful opportunities for work can be found among the most diverse of services and satisfying the artificial needs of society, supported by advertising and an iconic view of the ideals of the human body and physical beauty.