The Božo Štajer Fonds (1948–1967)
Curator: Andreja Zupanec Bajželj

The Božo Štajer Fonds (Postojna, 10.12.1910–26.05.1967, Ljubljana) includes just over five hundred glass plates, and ten thousand negatives and was established in 2012. The material, which was the private property of his relatives for good forty-five years, includes portraits of family members and friends, as well as art and advertising photographs; film-production photographs also make an important part. He photographed numerous puppet shows, as well as theatrical workers and filmmakers. In his legacy, the photographs of numerous sculptural works by well-known Slovene artists have also been preserved. His exceptional sense of composition and lighting enabled Štajer to create uniquely beautiful photographs of objects of cultural and historical interest as well as museum objects.

Štajer’s opus is spread out in his fonds, and three major collections: the Current Materials Collection (two hundred and thirty photographs), the Foto Slovenija Collection (seven thousand photographs), and the Exportprojekt Collection (three thousand photographs).
The photographer's daughter, Jana Štajer, with the exhibition photograph entitled ‘Gamine’ that Štajer exhibited in 1950 in London as the master of art photography, Ljubljana, 1950. Inv. no.: BŠ492/3.
The photographer's daughter, Jana Štajer, with the exhibition photograph entitled ‘Gamine’ that Štajer exhibited in 1950 in London as the master of art photography, Ljubljana, 1950. Inv. no.: BŠ492/3.
Sečovlje, 1954. Inv. no.: BŠ6/9.
Sečovlje, 1954. Inv. no.: BŠ6/9.
Filming a television commercial, Ljubljana, 1959. Inv. no.: BŠ248/4.
Filming a television commercial, Ljubljana, 1959. Inv. no.: BŠ248/4.
A still from the film Srečno, Kekec (Good Luck, Kekec) from director Jože Gale. Actress Ruša Bojc as Pehta and Velimir Gjurin as Kekec, 1963.  Inv. no.: BŠ433/16.
A still from the film Srečno, Kekec (Good Luck, Kekec) from director Jože Gale. Actress Ruša Bojc as Pehta and Velimir Gjurin as Kekec, 1963. Inv. no.: BŠ433/16.
Ljubljanica river, Ljubljana, 1948. Inv. no.: BŠ447/8.
Ljubljanica river, Ljubljana, 1948. Inv. no.: BŠ447/8.
Construction of a bridge over the Sava River, Kranj. Inv. no.: BŠ554/10.
Construction of a bridge over the Sava River, Kranj. Inv. no.: BŠ554/10.