Mitar Simikić
About

Mitar Simikić

Mitar Simikić is a documentary photographer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He shows great interest in photography during his bachelor studies at the Department of Graphic Design at the Academy of Arts, Slobomir P University. After completing bachelor studies, he enrols the master in Photography at the Academy of Art in Novi Sad, Serbia and graduates in 2014.

He is interested in photo stories in the form of series and long-term projects, a reality photography that examines social values. Mitar’s photography has a personal way to express emotions and perceive people, environments, and situations. Therefore, a photographer is someone who recreates reality with his own visual language.

Mitar Simikić

SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS

2018 - Nominee Joop Swart Masterclass | World Press Photo Academy.

2018 - Selected for 1st VOHH – Voice of Humanity and Hope Foto Fes.

2017/2018 - REFEST: a storytelling platform is developed within the project "REFEST Images & Words on Refugee Routes, an Interdisciplinary Approach to Expand Festivals' Audiences" co-funded under the Creative Europe programme. Selected in the group of eight photographers in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a participant in the mentioned project.

2016 - "Documentary - New Reality" Gallery Artget Belgrade, Serbia. Selected as a younger and middle-aged photographer. Photographs of reality that have been changed in accordance with the way of life and social values.

2015 - The winner of the open call Different Worlds – Young Contemporary Photography will be announced at the opening of the exhibition in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana.

2015 - Selected for Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Belgrade, Serbia. Mentors is Noor photographers Andrea Bruce, Stanley Green and Kadir van Lohuizen.

2014 - Selected as finalists 6th International Festival of Organ Vida photography, Zagreb, Croatia, on the theme "Reflection".

2014 - The frst price in series of Photographs contests PDP Conference Novi Sad, Serbia.

2013 - Participated in the framework of the project "Focusing democracy-documentary photography", organized by the Youth Center CK13, Novi Sad, Serbia where mentors of the project were Nemanja Pančić and Marko Risović, group Kamerades.

2012 - Participated at a workshop organized by the British conceive and Goethe Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the supervision of lectures and members of the jury, which consisted of Paul Low (Great Britain) and Andy Spur (Germany) and won praise in the contest "Photo-story of the BiH future ".

2012 - Second prize at photographic competition on the theme of the number "40" in the organization Vispak, Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 2006 – 2011  SPU, Academy of Arts, Department of Graphic Design, Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    2012 – 2014  Master’s studies at the Academy of Art, Art direction, direction Photography, Novi Sad, Serbia

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