Tadej Znidarcic is a photographer born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he received a university degree in physics. He is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York City. In addition to being a photographer, Tadej is also a writer, videographer and teacher.

Tadej has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and USA photographing feature stories for magazines, NGO projects and personal work. He has photographed elderly care in USA, lead poisoning in camps for internally displaced people in Kosovo, schools on boats in Bangladesh, and worked with various nonprofit organizations in the field of health, education, human rights and agriculture (UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, BRAC, Rotary International, Women for Women International, The Global Fund for Children, CARE, AMREF, YBI, Malaria Consortium, Horizont3000, CBM).

Tadej is a contributing photographer for Redux Pictures and has published in magazines, newspapers, and other publications in Africa, Europe, and the United States, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Stern, Focus, Financial Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Economist, International Herald Tribune, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, Le Monde, D Magazine, FAZ, Die Zeit, The Observer, IL Magazine, The Africa Report, Io Donna, and National Geographic Slovenia. His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States, among others Moving Walls in New York City. In 2014, Tadej was selected Photographer of the Year in Slovenia.



The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times Magazine, Stern, Conde Nast Traveler, Newsweek.com, ForeignPolicy.com, Bloomberg.com, CNN.com, The Times (UK), The Independent on Sunday (UK), Le Monde, Die Zeit, National Geographic Slovenia, International Herald Tribune, D Magazine, The Observer, FAZ, Io Donna, Economist, Aeon, Grazia (UK), Handelsblatt, The Africa Report, Amnesty Internaional Holland, Adria Airways In-Flight Magazine, IL Magazine, PDNEdu, Arise Magazine, The Rotarian, Il Giorno 


UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, ICRC, The New Jewish Home, Open Society Institute, The Global Fund for Children, BRAC, Rotary International, Women for Women International, Refugee Law Project, Malaria Consortium, YBI International, CBM, Horizont3000, Soft Power Education, LABE, Ovidiu Rom, Amani


Lenovo, Silicon Valley Bank, The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, ŠKUC Gallery, Galerie Gregor Podnar, Max Protetch Gallery, Senzorium Theater, MMD Slovenia, MOS LLD, Endless Links


2014 "Not Poor...", Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)

2013 "Extremely Normal", Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 "Good Morning Africa", Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina, Milano, Italy

2011 Moving Walls 18, Open Society Institute, New York, NY, and Washington, DC, USA

2010 "Biti gej ali lezbijka v Ugandi", Open galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)

2010 "Snemanje filma", Galerija Kina Dvor, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)

2010 "Sombra Projects", New York Photo Festival, New York, NY, USA

2010 "Slovenia Press Photo Competition Exhibition", NY Photo Festival, NY, NY, USA

2009 "Timezones", New York Photo Festival, New York, NY, USA

2009 "Photography of the year", Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 "lightPROOF: the 2006-2007 Full-time Student Exhibition", International Center of Photography Education Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006 "Photography of the year", Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005 "Photography of the year", Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004 "Ten", Ljubljana castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2003 "Salon of contemporary Slovene photography", GR, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2003 "Photography of the year", Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia



2016 The Other Hundred Educators Book

2015-16 Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship

2014 "Emzin Photography of the Year", winner

2013 CNN photo blog

2013 Photo Review, selection

2013 Pride Photo Award, 2nd place, Open category

2013 Applied Arts, winner, Photojournalism category

2012 Verve blog

2012 National Geographic Slovenia, article about my work

2011 PDN Photo of the Day

2011 Daylight Magazine, article about my work

2010 Slovenia Press Photography, hon. mention

2009 PDNEdu, article about my work

2009 "Emzin Photography of the Year", short listed

2008 Eddie Adams Workshop, participant

2008 International Photography Awards, hon. mention

2007 Global Fund for Children/International Center of Photography fellowship

2006 "Emzin Photography of the Year", short listed

2005 "Emzin Photography of the Year", short listed

2003 "Emzin Photography of the Year”, short listed