About

Simon is Slovenian photographer, who works in São Paulo, Brazil. In his 10-years career he worked as a photo-journalist at newspapers like Folha de São Paulo, produced documentary reportages for magazines like National Geographic and was commisioned for commercial work by companies like Nike, CocaCola, Budweiser, Jaguar, McDonalds…

Awards

2013 — Honorable mention … POY LatAm (Picture of the year Latin America), Fortaleza, Brazil
2010 — Honorable mention … SloPressPhoto 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010 — Shortlist … Photo of the year (Emzin), Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Winner “Sports single” … SloPressPhoto 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Winner “Sport story” … SloPressPHoto 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Shortlist … Photo of the year (Emzin), Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Shortlist “Nikon thursday award” … Fotopub, Novo mesto, Slovenia
2004 — Shortlist “Show me the world” … ŠOU, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exhibitions

2014 — Group exhibition “At home in Europe” …Piran, Slovenia
2014 — Group exhibition “At home in Europe” … Kongresni square, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 — Solo exhibition “HABITAT” … Imã Photo gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 — Group exhibition “BRICKS” … Mestna Hisa gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 — Group exhibition “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” … The ArtPhotoGallery, Trieste, Italy
2013 — Group exhibition “19th Latin America documental photography” … ENS, Medellín, Colômbia
2012 — Group exhibition “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” … Jakopic gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010 — Group exhibition “SloPressPhoto awards” … DocuClub Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 — Group exhibition “SloPressPhoto awards” … VII Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2010 — Group exhibition “DPPF yearly exhibit” … Gallery Krka, Ljubljana
2010 — Group exhibition “SloPressPhoto awards” … Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010 — Group exhibition “Emzin Photo of the year” … Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Solo exhibition + screening “Bleugray” … Metropol caffé, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Group exhibition “SloPressPhoto awards” … National gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Group exhibition “SloPressPhoto awards” … Festival hall, Bled, Slovenia
2009 — Group exhibition “Emzin Photo of the year” … Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Group exhibition “Stories” … Lek gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 — Group exhibition “Enooki” … Kresija gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 — Solo exhibition + screening “Gringo” … 16mm cafe, Soho, London, UK
2008 — Solo exhibition “Sampa” … Metropol caffé, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 — Screening “Digital Gallery” … Park Spa, Bled, Slovenia
2005 — Group Exhibition “Estorias” … Gallery Imã, São Paulo, Brazil
2005 — Solo exibition “São Paulo” … Celica hostel, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Studies

Post‐graduation study: Specialization in Photography
February 2005 – August 2006
Faculties SENAC – Communication and arts (www.sp.senac.br)

Specialist for photographyPhoto‐journalism course
March 2004 – June 2004
Galeria Imã, São Paulo, Brazil (www.imafotogaleria.com.br) Photography techniques and language, photo‐journalism, editing.

Business and marketing university programme
1995 – 2001
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (http://www.ef.uni‐lj.si), Faculty of Economics, Marketing department
B.Sc. of economics

Contact

Simon Plestenjak

cell phone São Paulo: +55 11 98165 0487
telephone Slovenia: +386 45742169

simon@simonplestenjak.com

www.simonplestenjak.com