Tihomir Pinter (1938) has been pursuing photography since 1956 and has been exhibiting since 1961. He has been presented with the title of ‘master in art photography’ by the Photographic Federation of Slovenia for his achievement in exhibition photography, while the International Federation of Photographic Art bestowed on him the title of ‘Excellence FIAP’. He is a member of the Ljubljana Photo Club (former Photo Group ŠOLT-Ljubljana), the Designers Society of Slovenia and the Ljubljana Fine Artists Society. His work has been presented at more than 600 group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. He has received 175 awards and recognitions and has had over 100 solo exhibitions in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
He publishes his photographs in national and international newspapers and magazines. His photographs were first featured in the book Umetnik v ateljeju (‘Artist in Studio’) in 1984. Since then he has contributed to books with portraits of Slovenian artists, including writers (1993), composers (1997), musicians (2002) and Slovenian visual artists in Austria and Italy (2003), and the series of portraits of iron workers »Razžarjeni pogled« (1996). In 2017 an overview catalogue of his works titled The Chemistry of the Image has been published alongside a retrospective exhibition of his photographs in Jakopič gallery.
His photographs have been included in the collection of the National University Library, the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, the Cabinet of Slovenian Photography in Kranj, the Koroška Regional Museum in Slovenj Gradec, the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia, Maribor Art Gallery, Božidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica and others.