Professional photographer based in Strunjan, Slovenia, occasionally working in other countries.

I’ve been working mostly with press and other media, my photos were published in several slovenian newspapers, magazines and web portals, among others Zurnal24, Dnevnik, Mladina, Delo, Primorske Novice, Regionalobala.si, Direkt, Zofa, Aura, Karma Plus, Hokej…

I also focus on nature photography and enjoy spending peaceful time capturing the light and exploring the incredible planet we live on. I am interested in nature conservation and raising awareness through images.


For any questions, comments or offers, feel free to contact me at barbara.milavec(at)yahoo.com



Work experience and training periods

1998 to 2014 publications in several slovenian newspapers, magazines and websites, including Zurnal24, Dnevnik, Mladina, Delo, Primorske Novice, Regionalobala.si, Aura, Karma Plus, Direkt, Zofa, Hokej
July to October 2014 hostess / deckhand on a 57 ft catamaran sailing boat, sailing in the Mediterranean
July & August 2013 official photographer for Le Rosey Summer Camps, Rolle and Gstaad, Switzerland
July & August 2012 beach portrait photographer, Ile de Ré, France
2007 to 2011 in-house photographer for newspaper and web portal Zurnal24, Slovenia
2006 training period in photo agency Altitude/Terre vue du ciel (agency founded by Yann Arthus Bertrand), Paris, France
2006 training period at »Voiles et voiliers« magazine, pre-press department, Paris, France
2003 training period in photography redaction of newspaper Delo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000 to 2002 teacher of photography workshops in secondary school home Vic, Ljubljana, Slovenia



2006 Photography – Image processing certificate, GOBELINS, l’école de l’image (GOBELINS, image school), Paris, France
2003 degree DEUG in Visual arts, University Paris 8, Paris, France
2001-2002 University Paris 8, Visual arts combined with preparation certificate for section MST Photography and Multimedia, Paris, France
1999 end of studies certificate, Secondary school of design and photography, section Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Awards and selections

2013 photo selected for the book “50 years of photography at GOBELINS, l’école de l’image”
March 2005 acknowledgement on photography contest »Slovenian women photographers«, exhibition in Kos mansion, Jesenice, Slovenia
April 2000 third prize and special jury prize on photo contest »Landscape 2000«, exhibition in Jesenice, Slovenia
February 1998 selection on Emzin contest Photography of the year 1997, exhibition in Cultural Center Ivan Cankar, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Exhibitions and projects (selection)

December 2008 – February 2009 group exhibition “Fotografija, ki je ni” (“(Not) a Photograph”), Mestna galerija Piran (Municipal Gallery Piran), Piran, Slovenia
April 2007 independent exhibition »L’Ile d’Yeu«, Kultivacija, Ruše pri Mariboru, Slovenia
March 2007 independent exhibition »L’Ile d’Yeu«, Red Dawns Festival, MKSMC Koper, Slovenia
June 2006 group exhibition “La lenteur” (“Slowness”), Festival du Mot, Charité sur Loire, France
April – May 2006 group exhibition »Intimno« (»Intimate«), Mestna galerija Piran (Municipal Gallery Piran), Piran, Slovenia
February – March, 2006 exhibition of a group project RATP »Nomad’s Land« in parisian subway halls, photomontage on subject »Time and rythm«, dimensions 1,70 x 5 m, Paris, France
September 27, 2005 photography projections in OPA, project with musician Laurence Moletta, Paris, France
November 2004 group exhibition, Hype Gallery project, Palais do Tokyo, Paris, France
June 2003 group exhibition, Pekarna, Maribor, Slovenia
September 2002 independent exhibition »Pot« (»Path«), gallery Menza Numero Due, MKC, Koper, Slovenia
April 16 – april 25, 2002 independent exhibition, Student Club gallery of Secondary school home Vic, Ljubljana
January 20 – february 18, 2000 group exhibition, gallery DIC, Ljubljana, Slovenia



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