Matic Zorman


His professional career in photojournalism began in 2008, by contributing to a variety of Slovenian newspapers and magazines on a daily basis. Since documenting the aftermath of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza for the first time in 2010, he has focused on unveiling and highlighting the humanitarian issues that remain hidden in one of most reported conflicts.

Passionate about documentary projects and reporting conflict through personal stories of those affected by it, Matic is motivated to fight omnipotent apathy by putting a face on victims whose stories would otherwise be reported as a statistic. Matic sees personal stories as crucial to involve in his work, for better understanding of the multi-layered consequences of conflicts and social issues.

He was selected in the roster of Emerging Talents by Reportage by Getty Images in 2013 and attended the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Belgrade in 2015.

His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Independent, National Geographic Slovenia and other publications. Matic received “Media Watchdog” title of honour for his exceptional work in press photography by The Slovene Association of Journalists in late 2015. Among other recognitions, his imagery and reportage was awarded at the Balkan Photo Festival in 2016, and in 2015 he was shortlisted for “Magnum Photos 30 under 30” for reportage “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” which also received a third place in “Top News at The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Award” in 2015. At Slovenia Press Photo his work was selected for the best photo of the year in 2015, and best reportage in 2012.

Matic Zorman