Pavel Mára (1951) graduated from the Department of Camera and then Photography at the Prague FAMU. He first drew attention to himself at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s with the Mechanical Still Life cycle.

In his freelance work, Pavel Mára focuses mainly on modern still lifes, nudes and portraits, which are, however, distant from the traditional concept, among other things, by frequent experiments with various technological procedures (eg serigraphy, photographs on canvas, photoplastics, reliefs in zinc and glass, etc.) ). A separate component of his photographs is the distinctive colors, which he was one of the few photographers in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s. In large-format photographs, Mára records human bodies and faces, as well as machines, a children's construction set, various brands, gates, and also her family, which she portrays in the changes of passing time. When creating, he intensively emphasizes spatial depth and plasticity and plays with areas and volumes. Mara is also known for her photographs for the Summer Shakespeare Festival.