About Martin Kollar

Martin Kollar (1971) Born in Zilina, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic), studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, with the film faculty and camera department. He has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer since he graduated.

Kollar has worked on long term projects and residencies in Eastern Europe, France, Germany, and Israel. He has received several grants and awards, among others: a 3PPP photo-stipend; World Press Photo Joop Swart masterclass; Oscar Barnack Award, honorable mention; SCAM Rodger Pic award; Fuji Film Euro Press Photo Award; and the Backlight Photography Award in Finland.

His work has been exhibited in venues in many countries including the Maison Europeen de la Photographie in Paris, France; Recontres des Arles in Arles, France; Le Château d'Eau Toulouse, France; MOCA Shanghai, China; Guandong Museum of Art in China; Tranzit Gallery in Bratislava; House of Photography in Prague; and the Month of Photography festivals in Krakow, Thessaloniki and Athens.

He has published three photography books. "Nothing Special" was published by Actes Sud; "Cahier", published by Diaphane; and "Field Trip" which was released by MACK Books in 2013.

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