Igor Debevec, KMF FZS, EFIAP/S, MPSA, GAIUP, ER-ISF, GPU CR4 VIP1, c*** MOL – Slovenia
Igor Debevec started took up photography in his high school years. He was one of the founding members of FKK Svoboda in Borovnica in 1980. Five years later, he became a photography instructor for the Photography Association of Yugoslavia. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in 75 countries around the world and received over 660 international prizes. He is among the most successful FZS (Slovenian Photographic Society) photographers, wining 2nd place in 2016 and 2017 and 1st place in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, his work Acte Noir I was chosen to be the most successful work of 2017 and 2018. FZS awarded Debevec the KMF (Candidate for the master of photography) title, while FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) presented him with the Excellence Silver FIAP exhibition title.
He is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and received the title Excellence of PSA and Master of PSA in 2017. He is also a member of the Greek Global Photographic Union (CR4-VIP1), French Image sans Frontiere (ER-ISF), Canadian Photo association Master of Light (c*** Master of Light) and the Chinese International Union of Photographers with the highest title Great Achievement IUP.
In 2018, he was selected the ambassador of international cultural exchange in China, as well as appointed an authorized representative of the IUP for Slovenia.
The Assembly of the Photographic Association of Slovenia elected him as a President of the Photographic Association of Slovenia in May 2018.
He is fascinated by motives of street and landscape photography with the ordinary man as his center of interest. Photography is his passion and joy. It makes, as he says, stopping time and making memories at the same time possible. It offers him a unique perspective.
His personal web page: www.igordebevec.com
Andreja Ravnak, EFIAP/P, KMF FZS – Slovenia
Born in the year when they photographed the mysterious face on Mars, I felt connected with creativity, nature, and exploration ever since I can remember. Often locked in a room full of colors, scissors, and paper during elementary school, broadening my horizons and trying out graphic design in the gymnasium, I perfected my theoretical basis for creativity during my studies of architecture in university. Sometime after that, like a result of my creative path, my travels and my occupation, I found joy in photographic expression as well. Given the span of the world around us and within ourselves, I never run out of potential motives and like to tackle every genre of photography.
Only when I was invited to the Photographers Association Svit I was introduced to photography that goes beyond merely capturing moments for the family album. Since then, I applied for several international exhibitions and received numerous awards. Among my favorites are the gold medal awarded for my photograph at the club word competition in Paris, the gold medal from the international saloon in Celje and the silver medal from Abu Dhabi. As award winners, we were welcomed at Abu Dhabi and I was able to make new friendships that took me to other places around the world as well. My current international photographic association title is “Excellence FIAP platinum” and my local title is “Candidate for a master of photography”. I have judged several local and foreign photography exhibitions based in Croatia, Norway, Serbia, etc. I have also exhibited at numerous DF Svit and solo exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad.
Her personal web page: http://mojevesolje.si/
Zoran Đorđević, MF FSS, EFIAP, ULUPUDS – Serbia
Zoran Đorđević (Kragujevac, Serbia, 1959). Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Kragujevac and from the Press Photography Department of the Yugoslav Institute for Journalism in Belgrade. Member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. One of the establishers of BELDOCS, the International Festival of Documentary Film in Belgrade.
Đorđević started his career of art photographer in the mid-eighties as a contributor to the magazines Omladinske novine, Mladina (Slovenia), Feral, Oko, Polet (Croatia) and Pogledi (Serbia), for the latter of which he also worked as photo editor. Until 2015, he worked as editor of the film and documentary program at Kragujevac Television and as film lecturer at the Student Cultural Centre in Kragujevac. He is presently head of the Lumière’s Beam Photographic Agency.
Between 1985 and 1995, Đorđević worked as film, photography and video editor of advertising campaigns at Zastava-Yugo Automobiles. He cooperated with the design and marketing departments of BMW, Fiat, YugoCars America, and domestic advertising agencies. Đorđević won prestigious photography awards in former Yugoslavia, among them the Diploma of Anastas Jovanovic, as well as awards at over one hundred international and domestic art photography salons. He holds the title of Master of Photography from the Photo Association of Serbia and EFIAP (Excellence FIAP). He is a member of ULUPUDS, the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia, and an honorary member of the “Cadre 36” Association for the Promotion of Analogue Photography in Zagreb, Croatia. From 2018 his works are in the National Museum of Serbia.
Books: The Guardian of Your Dreams, (poetry by Radmila Obradović and photography by Zoran Đorđević), “Slovo”, Kraljevo, 1992; Zoran Đorđević – Monograph, 2012; Classic, 2016.
Included in: Serbian Photography 1839 – 1989, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbia, 1991; Annals of Serbian Photography 1839 – 2008, Fotogram, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009; Almanac of the Photo Association of Serbia, Belgrade, 2015.
His personal web page: http://dordevic.rs/