Matjaž Tančič (b. 1982, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a lens-based artist working on documentary and independent projects between China and Slovenia. He holds a BA in photography from the University of the Arts, London. His work explores the lines between documentary, portrait and art photography to engage with social and cultural issues.
Tančič started his path as a photojournalist in 2003, later dipping his toes in commercial photography that is still now fueling his long-term art projects. He enjoys experimenting within the photographic medium and is best known for his 3D stereography projects. He has presented works in solo and group exhibitions at numerous international platforms such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Somerset House in London and the Lianzhou Photo Festival in China amongst many others. Past accolades garnered include the first prize at the Sony World Photography Organisation contest in the 3D category, three separate first prizes at Slovenia Press Photo awards and honourable mentions at the International Photography Awards.
His love for innovation is evident also in book production and photography exhibition design, whereby he is always exploring creative ways to connect with audiences. One of his photobooks 3DPRK, published by Jiazhazhi in 2016, which featured portraits from North Korea, gained critical acclaim from Simon Baker, the Tate’s first photography curator, as one of the top 10 books of 2017.