Roman Bezjak was born in Slovenia in 1962. He studied photography in Dortmund, Germany, and graduated at 27. Soon after, he became a freelance photographer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin and the German edition of GEO.
After nine years in the field, he made the transition to academic life and took on the position of photography professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. In 2011, he published a book called Socialist Modernism, and his work has been shown in an accompanying exhibition.