Jošt Franko

Jošt Franko

Jošt Franko is a photographer born in Slovenia in 1993. His work is mostly focused on long-term projects exploring domestic and international social issues, and his themes often examine the relationship between man and land in the modern world.

Franko began visually exploring societal issues while still a student, and created photo-essays that were published by numerous outlets such as TIME, The New Yorker, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Days Japan, MO* (Mondiaal Nieuws) Magazine, MSNBC, Washington Post, Le Monde, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, La Repubblica and others. His work was exhibited in London, New York City, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, and Ljubljana.

By the age of 16, Franko won the Slovenia Press Photo reportage of the year award and later on joined VII Photo Agency’s Mentor Program, as the youngest member ever to be affiliated with VII. His work was also honored by TED Fellowship and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

 

Exhibitions:

2017
Cotton Black, Cotton Blue, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
Cotton Black, Cotton Blue, Format International Photography Festival, UK
Farming on the Frontline, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2014
Farming on the Frontline, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel
Farming on the Frontline, Celjska kulturnica, Celje, Slovenia

2013
Contemporary Slovenian Portrait, Fabrica BraÇo De Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Ian Parry Scholarship, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK
Slovenia Press Photo, City hall Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Emzin, Photography of the Year, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010
Widow, Mežnarija gallery, Mengeš, Slovenia
Slovenia Press Photo, Docuclub, Tel Aviv, Israel
Slovenia Press Photo, NY Photo Festival, VII Gallery, New York City, USA
Slovenia Press Photo, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia