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Robert Barca is a freelance photographer from Bratislava, Slovakia. While completing his MSc degree in International Relations and Development, he studied in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and China. He is currently enrolled in a BA program at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. He gained his first experience with reportage photography while working at a Slovak weekly magazine .týždeň. He is now working for Denník N daily. His photographs have been published in a number of Slovak and Czech media outlets. His work has been recognized in Slovak Press Photo and Czech Press Photo competitions. His main focus lies in reportage and documentary photography.

Awards:

  • Slovak Press Press Photo 2019, Nomination in Daily Life category, series, (Never) Alone
  • Slovak Press Photo 2018, 1st prize in Students and Young Photographers category, series, We’re in This All Alone
  • Slovak Press Photo 2018, Young Talent of the Year, We’re in This All Alone
  • Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2018, Shortlisted in Reportage category, series, Yes to Erdogan, No to Democracy
  • Czech Press Photo 2017, 1st prize, Spot News category, singles, Yes to Erdogan, No to Democracy
  • Slovak Press Photo 20171st prize, Spot News category, series, Yes to Erdogan, No to Democracy

Exhibitions

2019

  • We Believe, OFF Festival 2019, Obchodný dom Dunaj, Bratislava, group exhibition
  • Slovak Press Press Photo 2019, Kunsthalle, Bratislava, Slovakia, group exhibition
  • Prague Photo 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, group exhibition
  • Close/Far (Daleko/Blízko), Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia, group exhibition
  • We’re in This All Alone (Sme v tom sami), Zichyho palác, Bratislava, Slovakia, solo exhibition
  • Mezičas, ITF, Dům umění Opava, Opava, Czech Republic, group exhibition
2018
  • Slovak Press Photo 2018, Kunsthalle, Bratislava, Slovakia, group exhibition
2017
  • Czech Press Photo 2017, Old Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic, group exhibition
  • Slovak Press Photo 2017, Old Town Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia, group exhibition
  • Eintopf, Czech Photo Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, group exhibition
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