Robert Buchar - Columbia College Chicago

Robert Buchar

Associate Professor


M.F.A. from Film Academy of Fine Arts in Cinematography, Prague, Czechoslovakia. Shot more than 20 films and worked extensively in motion pictures before defecting to the U.S. in 1980. Has since photographed several films and documentaries in the U.S. and Europe. His documentary feature film Velvet Hangover was screened in Film festivals around the world. He published several books: Sametova Kocovina (2003), Czech New Wave Filmmakers in Interviews (2004), Revoluce 1989 (2009), And Reality Be Damned…(2010)., The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story (2012), a documentary about the collapse of communism in Europe. Mr. Buchar is the senior cinematography faculty and the principal author of the Cinematography Concentration.

Instructional Areas


Creative Practice and Research Interests

photography politics