About

 

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

They say it’s best to specialise in one field of photography in order to become very good at it and successful but my thirst for new experiences and travels took me from press and event photography to architecture and portraits while landscape and nature photography is what stays closest to my heart.

After 20 years of photographic activity, I still hardly define my style, sense of expression or goal. All I know is that I love photography and how it can integrate in every little part of my life. I often think photography is just an excuse to go out and interact with people, as well as to find yourself in the middle of an incredible landscape, feeling the gentle breeze on your face and catching best light of the day.
It is a way to express thankfulness and admiration for all the beautiful things surrounding us.

After all, success is inner happiness and inner happiness is a little voice inside which follows you as long as you follow it too.

 

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

 

 

Work experience and training periods

1998 to 2015 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

 

Education

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)

January 2015 photos of Slovenian coasts illustrate a collection of poems “Nedotakljiva” (“Untouchable”) by Slovenian poet Irena Husu, Amalietti publishing house
December 2014 & January 2015 group exhibition, 16th Art Salon in Ruma, Ruma Cultural Center, Ruma, Serbia
December 2012 “Landscapes of Slovenian coast” Calendar 2013
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 2002 independent exhibition, Student Club gallery of Secondary school home Vic, Ljubljana
January & February 2000 group exhibition, gallery DIC, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Travels

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, USA