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 portraits of the Matterhorn, or the awe-inspiring depths of the Dalmatian caves, revealing earth’s geological history.
His current projects include four artist books: Birth of a Ship (to be released in December 2016), a photographic journal recording the reproduction of a traditional wooden boat, Matterhorn: Portrait of a Mountain (published in 2015), Petrified and Naked Mountains.
His work has received numerous major awards, it is exhibited internationally and is also included in various international collections. Saljic’s Matterhorn photograph was the choice of Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall/Winter 2013/14 Collection and his series Petrified was the inspiration for a fashion collection from Saxony in Australia 2013/14.
Saljic currently lives and works in Split, Croatia.
|2017||Nenad Šaljić, Birth of a Ship, Photo Gallery Split, Croatia|
|2016||Eros Fight Freedom, Old City Hall, Split, Croatia|
|2015||NENAD ŠALJIĆ.MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Myth \ Der Mythos im Porträt, Solo Show at KUNST ZÜRICH 15, Switzerland|
|2015||Aer, La mostra fotografica e video, Scuderie di Palazzo Aragona, Vasto CH, Italy|
|2015||NENAD ŠALJIĆ.MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Myth \ Der Mythos im Porträt, CERVO, Zermatt, Switzerland|
|2015||Sieben Künstler – ein Berg \ Seven Artists – One Mountain, KUNSTRÄUME Zermatt, Switzerland|
|2015||NENAD ŠALJIĆ.MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Myth \ Der Mythos im Porträt, GALERIE RIGASSI, Bern, Switzerland|
|2014||New York Photo Festival – The PhotoWorld Exhibition, The POWERHOUSE Arena, New York City, USA|
|2014||Aperture Foundation Summer Open, New York City, USA|
|2013||Nenad Šaljić, Solo Exhibition, Photo Gallery Split, Croatia|
|2013||Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK|
|2013||Nenad Saljic, Solo Exhibition, Saxony: The Galeries (Sydney), World Square (Sydney), Chatswood Chase (Chatswood), Doncaster, Chadstone, QV (Melbourne), Australia|
|2012||The Grand Prix de la Découverte, NoFound Photo Fair – in conjunction with Paris Photo and Paris Mois de la Photo, Paris, France|
|2012||Foto8 Summershow 2012, Foto8 Gallery, London, UK|
|2012||Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition, The Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|2011||AOP – Association of Photographers Open Exhibition, The Dray Walk Gallery, London, UK|
|2015||Nenad Šaljić: MATTERHORN Portrait of a Mountain \ Porträt eines Berges, Orada & Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland|
|2017||Nenad Šaljić: BIRTH OF A SHIP, Orada GmbH, Bern, Switzerland|
|2016||The Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3): Silver Award Winner – Book “MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Mountain”|
|2016||IPA/Lucie Awards, Los Angeles, USA: Third Place Award – Book “MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Mountain“|
|2015||PDN Photo Annual, New York: Winner|
|2014||Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3): Gold Award Winner|
|2013||Sony World Photography Awards, London: Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year|
|2013||IPA/Lucie Awards, Los Angeles, USA: First Prize Winner – Book “Birth of a Ship”|
|2013||PDN Photo Annual, New York: Winner|
|2013||Photodays Rovinj, Croatia: First Prize Winner – Photobook “Birth of a Ship”|
|2013||Houston Center for Photography: Fellowships, Houston, USA: Fellowship Honorable Mention (Juror W.M. Hunt)|
|2012||National Geographic Photo Contest: First Prize Winner|
|2012||World in Focus, PDN Magazine, New York: Grand Prize Winner|
|2012||New York Photo Festival: Invitational Winner for forthcoming Photobook “Birth of a Ship”|
|Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France|
|Foto8 Gallery, London, UK|
|Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester-Boston, USA|
|The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA|
|Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia|
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