Nenad Saljic, born 1961 in Croatia, is a photographic artist. After obtaining a PhD in Economics and spending 18 years in the world of business, he decided to dedicate himself to his art projects.

Trained as a mountaineer and caver in his youth, Saljic is inspired by his love of nature’s most ancient textures, forms and shapes. His black-and-white photography is a testament to his ability to capture nature’s essence, whether it’s award-winning portraits of the Matterhorn, or the awe-inspiring depths of the Dalmatian caves, revealing earth’s geological history.

His current projects include three artist books: Matterhorn: Portrait of a Mountain, Petrified, which will showcase his explorations of the Dalmatian caves, and Birth of a Ship, a photographic journal recording the reproduction of a traditional wooden boat.

His work has received numerous major awards, it is exhibited internationally and is also included in various international collections.

Saljic currently lives and works in Split, Croatia.


  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
  • Foto8 Gallery, London
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester-Boston, USA
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Private collections: USA, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, UK, Croatia


  • 2015 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, USA, January 10 – February 28, 2015
  • 36th Zagreb Salon – International Exhibition of Photography, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, November 11-29, 2014
  • 2014 New York Photo Festival – The PhotoWorld Exhibition, The POWERHOUSE Arena, New York City, September 26 – November 10, 2014
  • 2014 Aperture Foundation Summer Open, New York City, July 17 – August 14, 2014
  • Sony World Photography Awards 2013, European Month of Photography, House of Art, Bratislava, Slovakia, November 5 – December 1, 2013
  • PHOTODAYS@MUO, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, September 3 – 29, 2013
  • Nenad Saljic, Solo Exhibition, Photo Gallery Split, Croatia, June 27 – July 15, 2013.
  • 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, April 26 – May 12, 2013.
  • Nenad Saljic, Solo Exhibition, Saxony Australia: The Galeries (Sydney), World Square (Sydney), Chatswood Chase (Chatswood), Doncaster, Chadstone, QV (Melbourne), February – May, 2013
  • Sylvia White Gallery – 2013 Collector’s Choice, Ventura, CA, USA, January 2 – February 2, 2013
  • The Grand Prix de la Découverte, NoFound Photo Fair – in conjunction with Paris Photo and Paris Mois de la Photo, Paris, November 16–19, 2012
  • 34th Zagreb Salon – International Exhibition of Photography, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia, November 6-24, 2012
  • The Art of Photography Show 2012, San Diego Art Institute, USA, September 29 – November 11, 2012
  • Sky and Sea, The Natural Wine Company, New York, February–May, 2012
  • Secrets and Mysteries, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., Vermont, USA, July 5 – 29, 2012
  • Foto8 Summershow 2012, Foto8 Gallery, London, July 6 – August 18, 2012
  • Houston Center for Photography, 30th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, USA, July 13 – Aug 26, 2012
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, 18th Juried Exhibition, Winchester-Boston, USA, July 19 – Sept 2, 2012
  • Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition, The Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012
  • pdn + PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, World in Focus Gallery, New York, 2011
  • AOP – Association of Photographers Open Exhibition, The Dray Walk Gallery, London, 2011

AWARDS (Selection)

  • The Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), 2014: Gold Award Winner
  • Sony World Photography Awards, London, 2013: Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • IPA/Lucie Awards, Los Angeles, USA, 2013: First Prize Winner – Book “Birth of a Ship”: Fine Art Professional Category and Self Published Professional Category
  • PDN Photo Annual, New York, 2013: Winner – Personal Category
  • Photodays Rovinj, Croatia, 2013: First Prize Winner – Publications Category – Photobook “Birth of a Ship”
  • 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest: First Prize Winner – Places Category
  • Houston Center for Photography: 2013 Fellowships, Houston, USA, 2012: Fellowship Honorable Mention Recipient (Juror W.M. Hunt)
  • World in Focus, PDN Magazine, New York, 2012: Grand Prize Winner
  • 30th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, USA, 2012: Juror’s Commendation / Beth Block Foundation Award (Juror Anne Tucker)
  • New York Photo Festival, 2012: Invitational Winner for forthcoming Photobook “Birth of a Ship”
  • B&W Magazine Portfolio Contest, USA, 2011: Spotlight Award
  • 2010 National Geographic Photo Contest: Honorable Mention Winner – Nature Category