Andrija Ilic - Biography



Born in 1972 in Munich - Germany, raised up and educated in Serbia.

Professionally involved in photography since 1995.

My inspiration are documentary motives, social changes of our society and people. I am also covering historical moments that are influencing our future. Documenting destinies of common people in unusual moments. The world around us is constantly changing, so the actuality of our world today stays frozen in my frames, preserved for the future. "Ethno" motives of different cultures are fascinating me mostly of all, because they are clearly showing the cultural and historical development of particular social or ethnic group and the environment in which they are living. I am documenting all what is traditional, because it starts to disappear slowly in today's process of globalization.

 


As a photographer I have worked in several media in Serbia: agencies Beta and Fonet, newspapers Blic, 24 sata, Kurir, magazines NIN, Belgrader, Reporter, Internet site Free Serbia ......

My photo work has been used by various photo agencies : Corbis, Zuma Press, Sipa Press, Exile Images, Reuters, EPA .....

Beside almost all printing media in Serbia, my work has been published in worldwide newspapers and magazines:
News Week, Playboy, Times, Guardian, Focus, Suddeutche Zeitung-edition for youth, Elsevier, Irish Times, Berlingske Tidende, annual book of PRIO - International Peace Research Institute from Norway ....

My photos have been used also for numerous books, campaigns, humanitarian projects, documentary and scientific TV shows .....

 

During past years I received several domestic and international prizes for photography: Ringier Award, YU Press for photo-reportage, UNS (association of Journalists from Serbia) reward for photo of the year, Beta photo contest award ....

Exhibition's (group and individual): Belgrade, Pula, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Copenhagen, Boston, London, Paris .....

I participated in different campaign's, seminars and projects: "Next Stop Serbia" Denmark, "Peace Building" Praxis Peace Institute from San Francisco, "Peace Alliance" Community Self-Determination Institute from California, "Confidence Building Measures : Serbia-Kosovo" Fractal NGO Belgrade .....

 






Some of the important events and topics I have covered: Kosovo conflict 1998-2008, NATO bombing Serbia and Yugoslavia, fall of Milosevic`s dictatorship, Ethno spirit of Serbia, Roma (Gipsy) minority in Serbia, Middle East conflict - Israel and Palestine, life in Gaza Strip, Los Angeles ghetto, reportage about Serbian refugees coming back to their homes in Croatia and Bosnia, Whale killing in North Atlantic ..... travel journeys from Serbia, Faroe Islands, Kenya, Israel, Iceland, Dominican Republic, etc ......

 







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