New York, NY, USA
Tadej is photographer, videographer and teacher that has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and USA. He comes from Slovenia where he received a university degree in physics, worked in a biophysics lab and started his photography path. He published travel, lifestyle and social issue stories in Slovene magazines and graduated in photography at Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts. Tadej then moved to New York City to study documentary photography and photojournalism at the International Center of Photography where he was the recipient of the George and Joyce Moss Scholarship for Photojournalism.
After graduating at ICP, Tadej received a 2007-2008 Global Fund for Children/ICP Fellowship, which took him to India, Bangladesh, and Romania to document the impact of local nonprofits on their communities. He also traveled to Nigeria to photograph Nollywood film industry and polio victims in the north of the country.
Between 2009 and 2013 Tadej was based in Uganda. He worked in East and West Africa on feature stories for major US and European magazines and newspapers (The New York Times, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, Financial Times Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Die Zeit, Stern, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, Le Monde), photographed NGO projects (UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, BRAC, Rotary International, CARE, AMREF, Malaria Consortium, Syngenta Foundation, Women for Women), and continued personal work, focusing on human rights, post-conflict situation in the north of Uganda, and youth. His project Being gay in Uganda was selected for Open Society's Moving Walls exhibition in 2011 and was presented by PDN, CNN and Foreign Policy. In 2012, National Geographic Slovenia featured Tadej and his work.
Tadej is contributing photographer for Redux Pictures and has exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe and the United States. In 2014, Tadej was selected Photographer of the Year in Slovenia for his series of portraits of Ugandan LGBT activists.
2015 - Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship, 2014 - Photographer of the Year, 2011 - Open Society's Moving Walls Exhibiton
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Barry has bandages on his feet changed almost every night at 4.30am. (From a project on Elderly Care. I photographed three elderly living in different situations and participating in different health and social programs. The images in the portfolio document the life of one of them, Barry, who lives in a nursing home in Manhattan.)