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Zoran Dordevic was born in Kragujevac, Serbia, which he is constantly leaving and to which he keeps returning.
He graduated top of the class from the Press Photography Department of the Yugoslav Institute for Journalism in Belgrade.
Dordevic started his career of photographer in the mid-eighties as contributor to magazines Omladinske novine, Mladina (Slovenia), Feral, Oko, Polet (Croatia) and Pogledi, where he soon became photo editor.
In 1986, he accepted an offer by the biggest automotive industry of former Yugoslavia and joined its advertising team, working on advertising campaigns for western markets. He cooperated with the design and marketing departments of BMW and Fiat, with designers in the U.S.A., and with many advertising agencies from the region of former Yugoslavia.
In 1996, working as press photographer for the weekly magazine Svetlost, Dordevic returned to life, the photographic genre which brought him the greatest success.
He won more than 80 awards on exhibition in the world and the most significant awards for photography, among them the Diploma of Anastas Jovanovic and the Award for the Best Photography of Yugoslavia and Serbia.
The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts included his works in its reference book of photographs that had a historical impact on the development of this art in Serbia.
The artistic jury of the Photo Association of Serbia awarded Dordevic with the greatest photography titleÂ Master of Photography, while the leading International Federation of Photographic Art, FIAP, granted him the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP).
His works were exhibited in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Danemark, Deutschland, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Israel, India, Ireland, FRY Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia.
Books: The Guardian of Your Dreams.: SlovoÂ, 1992.
Zoran Dordevic, monograph, Belgrade 2012.
Apart from being a photographer, Dordevic is also a lawyer by profession.
He is honorary member of Cadre 36, Zagreb, Croatia, photographers associations to promote analog photography.
He is member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, and The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.
He is also a film lecturer at the Students Cultural Centre of Kragujevac.
Dordevic is one of the establishers of BELDOCS, the International Festival of Documentary Film in Belgrade.
He works at TV Kragujevac as documentary and film editor.
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