Janez Pukšič

Janez Pukšič

Janez Pukšič (b. 1945) worked as a photojournalist for 12 years before he specialised as a culinary photographer. He photographs food, which he usually arranges into compositions himself or together with chefs. His photos adorn more than a hundred internationally renowned cookbooks and have received numerous awards: the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the most beautiful cover and the best professional book (Arte e Sienza di Servizio, 2004), for the best Dessert cookbook in the world (Cubo Desserts, 2008) the Gourmet Voice for the world’s most beautiful cookbook (Handicrafts of Slovenia, 2005). In 2010, two books created in cooperation with designer Žare Kerin received the prestigious Red Dot Design award (Cubo Deserts, Cubo at home). He also received the Cresta New York award (1996) for a calendar with Pukšič’s polaroids and Kerin’s design.

 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2015
I Have Seen, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010
Polaroids, Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008
From the collection of the Cabinet of Slovenian photography, Ljubljana castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006
100 covers of Mladina magazine, Student cultural centre, Belgrade, Serbia

2005
Cabinet of Slovenian photography, a selection from the collection, City hall gallery, Kranj, Slovenia

2004
100 covers of Mladina magazine, KiBela, Maribor, Slovenia

2003
40 years of Šolt-Ljubljana photogroup, Cankarjev dom-Mala galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
100 covers of Mladina magazine, Mala galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2001
The nude in Slovenia III, Jakopič gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Collection of Zala gallery 1991-2001, Zala gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999
Zlati MM’99, Galerija doma gospodarstva, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1996
Direktn’ga iz moj’ga serca, KUD France Prešeren, Ljubljana, Slovenia
15. BIO – biennale of industrial design, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1991 – 1992
Society of designers of Slovenia, Jakopič gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1989 – 1990
Society of designers of Slovenia, exhibition space Rihard Jakopič, Ljubljana, Slovenia
150 years of photography in Slovenia III,1945-1990, City gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1983
Some aspects of contemporary Yugoslav photography, Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Visible messages 1981-1983, exhibition space Rihard Jakopič, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1982
Some aspects of contemporary Yugoslav photography, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Great Britain

1977
Exhibition of Šolt-Ljubljana photogroup, Dolenjska galerija, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Autoportrait in photography, Kranj, Slovenia

1976
11. Exhibition of photography Doboj 1976, Umjetnička gal. radničkog uni., Doboj, Yugoslavia

 

AWARDS

2015
Gourmand world cookbook awards / best of the best 20 years anniversary:
Rokus/Kranjska Sausage – masterpieces from Slovenia
Studio moderna/Tastes of the Regions

2012
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Studio Moderna / Tastes of the Regions – winner best Eastern Europe book
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: winner single subject: Rokus / Kranjska Sausage – masterpieces from Slovenia

2011
The most beautiful Slovene book: Rokus / Kranjska sausage – masterpieces from Slovenia

2010
Cordon Bleu Australia: Cubo restaurant / Cubo Home
Red dot: Cubo restaurant / Cubo Desserts
Red dot: Cubo restaurant / Cubo Home

2009
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: national winner: Earth – Sea, Flavours of Slovenia / J.Bratovz / JB Restaurant

2008
Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards: Cubo Desserts – winner best dessert cookbook of the world
The most beautiful Slovene book: Earth – Sea, flavours of Slovenia / J.Bratovz / JB Restaurant

2007
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Special award of jury: Prisrcnice: 100 selected dishes
Gourmand world cookbook awards: Special award of the jury: Prisrcnice: Wines of Slovenia: 100 selected wines

2006
Silver plate Gourmet Voice 2006 Paris: Cuisine of Slovenia

2005
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Bibliotheca Culinaria / Arte e Scienza del Servizio – winner best professional book of the world
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Italian book photography: Arte e scienza del servizio
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: winner The best wine guide: Wines of Slovenia

2004
The most beautiful Slovene book: Wines of Slovenia
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: winner best Chefs Book: Finger food / Heinz Beck
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: The best Italian monography: Bibliotheca Culinaria / L’ Italia del Cavolo

2003
Museo nazionale della pasta ltalia: Premio Museo XIII edizione – Pasta / Heinz Beck
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Cover – Pasta/Heinz Beck

2001
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Cuisine of Slovenia

2000
EPICA: calendar for Post Bank of Slovenia (Postna banka Slovenije)
New York festivals : Silver medal: calendar for Post Bank of Slovenia (Postna banka Slovenije)
The most beautiful Slovene book: Cuisine of Slovenia

1999
The most beautiful Slovene book: Masterpieces from Slovenia

1998
New York Festivals winner: Catalogue Janez Puksic photos – polaroids
CRESTA winner: MURA calendar

1996
CRESTA winner: Coloured non printed calendar