Matjaž Krivic

Matjaž Krivic (1972) is a documentary photographer capturing the stories of places in poverty, in actuality rich with tradition and religious heritage. He documents important social events all over the globe, mainly regarding topics of ecology, globalization and social inequality. He photographs in an intense, personal and aesthetically moving style that has won him several prestigious awards, including World Press Photo in 2016 and Lensculture award in 2019. His documentary photographs were exhibited in Slovenia (Cankarjev dom, Galerija Fotografija, Kibla portal) as well as abroad (Paris, Sydney, Moscow).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Lithium, La Gacilly Photo Festival, Gacilly, FR

2015
Digging the Future, Head on Photo Festival, Sydney, AU
Urbanistan, Le Quatrieme Image, Paris, FR
Welcome the Future, Kibla Portal, SI

2014
Anonymous Friends, Ljubljana Outdoor exhibition, SI

2013
Urbanistan, SEM, SI

2011
Urbanistan, Sevnica Castle, SI

2007
Muu Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2006
Earth Temples, Park Tivoli, SI
Earth Temples, City Park, SI

2005
Tribe, Kibla Gallery, SI
Radical Symplicity, Gallery Atelje, SI
Silent Spaces, Muzej Hvarske Bastine, CRO

2004
Himalaya, Open Center Gallery, Moscow, RU
Silent Spaces, Sichuan Exh Center, Chengdu, PRC
Himalaya, GanglaMedo Tibet, Lhasa, PRC
Tibet, Mons Gallery, SI
Altiplano, Plocnik Art, SI
Silent Spaces, Galerija Fotografija, SI

2001
Kaliyuga, Cankarjev Dom, SI

AWARDS

2019
Lensculture Documentary Storytelling Award, 1st prize winner, NL
Malta International Photography Award, 1st prize winner, MT
Travel Photographer of The Year, Portfolio series, 1st prize winner, GB

2018
Istanbul Photo Awards, Environmental series, 2nd prize winner, TR

2017
Hipa, Series, 4th place winner, UAE
Slovenia Press Photo, Environmental series, 1st prize winner, SLO

2016
World Press Photo, Portrait single, 2nd prize winner, NL
Palm Springs Photo Festival, Slide show, 1st prize winner, USA
Siena International Photo Awards, Travel category, 2nd place, IT
The Other Hundred, Winner, USA

2014
Slovenia Press Photo, People series, 1st prize winner, SLO

2010
Slovenia Press Photo, Culture & Entertainment, 1st prize winner, SLO
Travel photographer of the yea, Amazing places, 1st prize winner, UK

2003
Geographical photographer of the year, Nature single, 1st prize winner, UK
Travel photographer of the year, Judges Favourite Award, UK

2002
Geographical photographer of the year, Overall 1st prize winner, UK

2001
GEA photographer of the year, Overall, 1st prize winner, SLO