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Matic Zorman is a World Press Photo awarded documentary photographer based in the central Europe, focused on social and humanitarian issues around the globe.
Born in 1986 in Slovenia. In 2008 he started to work for daily newspapers and various magazines as a photographer. He studied multimedia engineering at the Institute and Academy for Multimedia in Slovenia. Devoted to social and humanitarian issues throughout the world he began his first personal long term project in 2010 by documenting rehabilitation of juvenile victims of the conflict in Gaza. He worked on assignments and produced various photo essays in the Balkans, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Gaza and Egypt.
To safely and responsibly operate in conflict zones, Matic has successfully completed RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) medical battlefield training in Kosovo in 2014. In year 2015 he was selected to participate in NOOR-Nikon masterclass. Among other honors and recognitons Matic’s work was awarded at the World Press Photo, LensCulture, PDN, The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Award and numerous others. In 2017, Matic was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclas.
His works have been internationally exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at The Voies Off festival in Arles, the Neiuwe Kirk in Amsterdam, the Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg, Museum of Moscow in Russia and others.
His clients include various NGOs, The European Commission (DEVCO), The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, The Economist, L’Express, The Independent and others who trust in the punctuality and aesthetics of Matic’s work.
2016 - World Press Photo 2016 - 1st place people category, 2016 - PDN Storytellerst First Place Winner, 2015 - Magnum photo agency, 2015 - Slovenian Press Photo 2015-News images of the year, 2015 - Slovenian Press Photo 2015-Photo of the year, 2015 - Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest, 2013 - Reportage by Getty Images, 2012 - Slovenian Press Photo 2012 - Reportage of the year, 2012 - Slovenian Press Photo 2012-News images of the year
- Breaking news
- RISC training
- Video capture
- Video editing
Waiting to Register
World Press Photo, People, first prize singles
October 7, 2015
A child is covered with a raincoat while she waits in line to register at a refugee camp in Preševo, Serbia.
Give me Liberty or give me Death
Khan Younis, Gaza - September 27, 2014: Fatima Asfour stands amidst the ruins of her apartment in Khan Younis, Gaza while holding photos of her two sons who immigrated from post-war Gaza in September 2014. Both, Ramez (26) and Ahmed (25) are feared dead after the sinking of a ship of the coast off Malta. To date she still didn't receive any official news regarding their fate.
Faces of war
Beit Hanoun, Gaza - December 12, 2012: Shahed is sitting in her wheelchair in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip. She suffers a genetic skin disease known as a Harlequin Ichthyosis, along with irregular growth of her leg. While pregnant, Shahed's mother was heavily exposed to the white phosphorus chemicals used by the Israeli Air Force attacks on Gaza Strip. After her birth, mother has abandoned her due to Shahed's medical condition and her father was killed during the Cast Lead military operation in Gaza. Her grandmother is only one taking care of Shahed. She runs an electrical fan next to Shahed's bed to prevent flies from feeding on her dead skin, especially during the summer season.