Janez Korošin

Janez Korošin (1935, Ljubljana) took his first steps in the world of photography at the age of seventeen at Ravne na Koroškem-based Fotoklub under the mentorship of Franci Kamnik. He worked as a chemical technician at Ravne Steelworks, and after serving the military, he got employed at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. There he met Marjan Smerke who introduced him to artistic and exhibition photography. This led to his more serious involvement in photography. In 1966 he became a member of Fotoklub Ljubljana and Fotogrupa Šolt which eventually joined and formed Fotogrupa Ljubljana Šolt in 1968. He remained the club’s member until its dissolution in the 1990s. In 1997 he joined the Slovenian Photographic Society. Korošin’s work was widely recognized locally and abroad.

He was awarded with the Candidate Master of Photography title by the Yugoslav Photographic Association in 1973 and later the title Master of Photography in 1977. The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) presented him with the Artiste FIAP distinction (AFIAP) in 1975, which was later followed by the FIAP Excellency distinction (EFIAP) in 2000.  The Slovenian Photographic Association bestowed him the Janez Puhar award for lifetime achievements in the field of photography in 1996. In his long photography career, Korošin participated at a number of solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Cankarjev dom in 2015 to mark the artist’s 80th jubilee.

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