Ciril Jazbec

Photographer, Slovenia

Ciril Jazbec is a Slovenian photographer and film director. His work focuses on communities that are confronted by the effects of globalisation and the climate crisis. In his long-term projects, he aims to raise awareness about the deterioration of our planet and the increasing impact of the climate crisis. His latest multimedia project took him to the Himalayas, the Alps, and the Andes on a quest to understand how people are addressing climate change.

Jazbec studied Management at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana before moving to London to study photography. He gained an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication in 2011. His awards include the World Press Photo Award in 2021, the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award in 2013, Photo Folio Review Les Rencontres d’Arles winner in 2013, Magnum 30 under 30 in 2015, PDN’30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016, and the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award in 2018. In 2023, his film “Dream to Cure Water” won the Jackson Wild Media Awards in the climate stories category.

Jazbec also serves as a board member of the Kranj Foto Fest, an international photo festival in Slovenia.

Portrait: © Benedict Evans