I was born in Slovenia in 1987. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a photographer for National Geographic. Then I forgot everything about it. I studied management at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana before moving to London to study photography. I graduated with a degree in photojournalism and documentary photography from the London College of Communication in 2011. Since then I have worked as a freelance independent photographer. In 2013, I received the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for a photo story entitled Waiting to Move. The same year, I was also a laureate of Photo Folio Review at the Rencontres d'Arles, for my photo report On Thin Ice, which also won MAGNUM 30 under 30 in 2015. I work as a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 2014. So much for childhood dreams never naive.
2016 - PDN'30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2016 - Slovenia Press Photo, Winning Photo, People 2015 - MAGNUM 30 under 30, Winner 2015 - Slovenia Press Photo, Winner Photo 2015 - PDN Photo Annual, Winner 2014 selected - The Other Cent, 1st Prize 2014 - American Photography 30, 2014 Winner - FIPCOM - Environment Category, 2014 Winner - MAGNUM 30 under 30, 2014 Finalist - LensCulture Exposure Awards, 2013 Finalist - Les Rencontres d'Arles - Photo Folio Review, 2013 Winner - Leica Oskar Barnack Award, 2013 Newcomer Winner - Eddie Adams Workshop, National Geographic Award 2013 - VISA For The Image - 2012 NNA Pick-a-Friend - PDN Annual Photo - Student Work, 2012 Winner - AOP Student Award, Finalist 2012 - Picture The Difference, Winner 2012 - Royal Photographic Society - Environmental Award, Winner
Individual Exhibitions and Group Shows 2016 Refugee, Annenberg Space for Photography, USA on Fine Ice, Lumix - Young Photojournalism Festival, Germany 2015 On Fine Ice, International Festival of Photography, UK On the Ice, Festival Les Boréales, Caen, France On the thin ice, Fotogalerija Stolp, Maribor, Slovenia On the thin ice, Magnum 30 under 30, Birmingham, United Kingdom The other hundreds, Format International Photography Festival, UK 2014 On fine ice, ARLES Meetings, France Thin ice, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia Waiting to move, Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria Waiting to move, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland The other hundreds, East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE On Fine Ice, Fipcom, Institute of the Arab World, Paris Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Bratislava'Month of Photography, Slovakia Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Photofestiwal, Lodz, Poland Kiriba ti left, survive, Well Gallery, LCC, London Greenland, Lensculture Exposure Awards, LCC, London Greenland, Environment, Royal Geographical Society, London 2013 Waiting to move, Leica Oskar Barnack Award, The Arles Awards, France Kiribati is Gone, Slovenian contemporary portrait, Fábrica de Braço de Prata, Lisbon alienation, Simulaker Gallery, Novo mesto, Slovenia 2012 Kiribati is Gone, Shipley Focus'd Gallery, Bradford, Kiribati is Gone, Fotopub, Novo Mesto, Slovenia Kiribati is Gone, AOP Student Award, Hoxton Gallery, London 2011 Kiribati is Gone, Neither Snake nor Lizard, LCC Gallery, London