Jošt Franko is a young documentary photographer born in Slovenia in 1993. His work is mostly focused on long-term projects exploring domestic and international social issues, and his themes often examine the relationship between man and land in the modern world. While still in high school and university, Franko started exploring contemporary societal issues such as the Erased people of Slovenia, child labour among refugees in Lebanon, farming on the frontline in Gaza, and created photo-essays that were published by numerous outlets, such as TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, Le Monde, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, and MSNBC, and exhibited in London, New York City, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, and Ljubljana.
By the age of 16, Franko won the Slovenia Press Photo reportage of the year award and later on joined VII Mentor Program, as the youngest member ever to be affiliated with VII.
His work was also honored by TED Fellowship and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.