I was born in Slovenia in 1987. As a kid I dreamed of becoming a photographer for National Geographic. Then I forgot all about it.
I studied Management at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana before moving to London where I studied MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. I obtained my Master’s Degree in 2011. Since then, I’ve been working as an independent freelance photographer.
My photographs have been published by National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, GEO Germany, GEO France, The Sunday Times, NEON, Bloomberg Businessweek, Leica M Magazine and WIRED UK.
In 2013, I received the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for a photo story called “Waiting to Move”. In the same year, I also received an award at the Les Rencontres d’Arles, for my photo story “On Thin Ice” that also won MAGNUM 30 under 30 in 2015.
I’ve been working as a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 2014. So much for childhood dreams ever being naive.
2015 – PDN Photo Annual, Selected Winner
2015 – MAGNUM 30 under 30, Winner
2015 – Slovenia Press Photo, Winning photo story
2014 – The Other Hundred, 1st Prize
2014 – American Photography 30, Selected Winner
2014 – FIPCOM – Environment category, Winner
2014 – MAGNUM 30 under 30, Shortlisted
2014 – LensCulture Exposure Awards, Finalist
2013 – Les Rencontres d’Arles – Photo Folio Review, Winner
2013 – Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Winner Newcomer
2013 – Eddie Adams Workshop, National Geographic Award
2013 – VISA Pour L’Image – Coup de coeur ANI
2012 – PDN Photo Annual – Student Work, Winner
2012 – AOP Student Awards, Finalist
2012 – Picture the Difference, Winner
2012 – The Royal Photographic Society – Environmental Bursary, Winner
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