Basic biographical information about selected photographers who operated in the Czech lands before 1918. Besides those written by Pavel Scheufler, some of the entries were compiled in cooperation with other authors.

Binko, Josef

7. 3. 1879 Krucemburk - 11. 2. 1960 Vysoké Mýto
Amateur photographer using pigment processes to print images, entrepreneur in industry.

Apart from being a co-owner of the tannery in the town of Krucemburk in the Bohemian-Moravian Aplands, Josef Binko is an extraordinary figure in the history of photography in the Bohemian Lands. He is the only Czech photographer to be continuously  represented (by his darkroom) in the exhibition  on the history  pf photographic  technology at the National  Technical Museum, Prague (NTM). He is the only amateur  photographer with several thousand  negatives in the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague,  which owns the most important  collection of Czech  photographs.  Apart from František Drtikol  he is the only  Czech photographer  with several hundred  brome oil  and gum  bichromate prints  preserved  from the period before  the First World War.

Josef Binko: Trieste 1910 Josef Binko: Trieste 1910 - "The Baron Gautsch", from the Dalmatian Honeymoon series, bromoil print