BIOGRAPHY

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Tomislav Peternek, (Vinkovci, 1933)

Graduated from a comprehensive school. He has been working in the field of photography since 1954. He has been a member of the SULUJ since 1960; Master of photography FAY since 1967; holder of international awards: Artist FIAP* (Afiap) 1967, the Excellence FIAP (Efiap) 1973. He started his pursuit of journalist photography in the ”Svetlost” publishing house (Kragujevac), then he moved to Belgrade and continued his activities in ”Borba”, ”Sport and world”, ”Mladost”, ”Yugoslav review”, and ”Economical policy”. From 1970 until the retirement, he was the editor of photography in the “NIN” magazine. During that period he published his photographs on over 700 covers of this important political magazine. At the same time, alongside his work in the photo-journalism, he worked in the field of app­lied, advertising, fashion and underwater photography. He is a member of ULUPUDS* and the Journalists Association of Yugoslavia and Serbia. In cooperation with the Yugoslav institute for journalism, in 1995 he initiated a training course for news-reporters, and, as the department mentor, he educated over 300 young people, most of whom are important figures in the field of newspaper photography. From 1980, he worked in the field of underwater photography. He recorded at the coast of the Adriatic, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea. From 1993, he worked as a solo artist. He made photographs for various newspapers around the world. He was a correspondent at the Yugoslav Ministry of Information accredited by important photo agencies: Reuters, East light, Contrast, UNICEF, and for the past eight years he has been reporting for the Corbis-Sygma agency from Paris. He lives and works in Belgrade. Završio Realnu gimnaziju. Fotografijom se bavi od 1954. Ubrzo je primljen u članstvo SULUJ-a. Majstor fotografije FSJ postaje 1967, nosilac međunarodnih zvanja: Artist FIAP (Afiap) 1967, Ekselencija FIAP (Efiap) 1973. Bavljenje novinskom fotografijom započeo u “Svetlosti” (Kragujevac), zatim dolazi u Beograd i nastavlja u “Borbi”, “Sport i svetu”, “Mladosti”, “Jugoslovenskoj reviji”, “Ekonomskoj politici”. Dvadeset četiri godine bio je urednik fotografije NIN-a I u tom periodu objavljuje oko 700 naslovnih stranica ovog značajnog političkog časopisa. Uporedo, uz rad u fotožurnalizmu, bavi se primenjenom fotografijom, reklamnom, modnom, podvodnom. Učesnik mnogobrojnih grupnih izložbi fotografije. Član ULUPUDSA-a, i Udruženja novinara Jugoslavije i Srbije od 1980, bavi se podvodnom fotografijom; snima u Jadranskom moru, Karipskom­ moru, Indijskom okeanu, Crvenom moru... Pri Jugoslovenskom institutu za novinarstvo pokreće obrazovni smer za fotoreportere 1985, kao mento­r odseka edukuje preko 300 mladih ljudi od kojih su danas većina njih značajna imena u oblasti novinske fotografije. 1993. počinje da radi kao slobodni umetnik. Radi fotografije za razne listove širom sveta. Akreditovan dopisnik pri Ministarstvu informisanja Jugoslavije od velikih­ foto agencija; Reuters, Eastlight, Contrast, UNICEF, a poslednjih osam godina za Sygmu iz Pariza. Živi i radi u Beogradu.

Awards (selection) Nagrade (izbor)

1955 Gold Medal at the Club photography exhibition, Kragujevac Zlatna medalja na Klupskoj izložbi fotografije, Kragujevac 1959 Silver Medal at the Inter-club photography exhibition, Novi Sad Srebrna medalja na Medjuklubskoj izložbi fotografija, Novi Sad 1961 Golden Statue at the Inter-club photography exhibition, Novi Sad Zlatna statua na međuklubskoj izložbi fotografija, Novi Sad 1961 Memorial Medallion at the Fourth Salon, Calcutta Memorijalna plaketa na četvrtom salonu, Kalkuta 1964 Bronze Medal at the XXII International Salon Albert 1, Sarleroi ­(Belgium) Bronzana medalja na XXII Internacionalnom salonu Albert 1, Sarleroa (Belgija) 1964 Gold Medal at the International exhibition ”Man on Sundays”, Zell am See, (Austria) Zlatna medalja na Međunarodnoj izložbi “Čovek nedeljom”, Zel am See, (Austria) 1965 Gold Medal at the International photography exhibition, Plovdiv Zlatna medalja na Međunarodnoj izložbi fotografija, Plovdiv 1965 Special award, the first prize and two third prizes at the exhibition following the photo contest for the socialist art of photography, Berlin Specialna nagrada, prva nagrada i dve treće nagrade na izložbi foto-konkursa za socijalističku fotografsku umetnost, Berlin 1967 First prize at the photo contest for the socialist art of photography, Berlin Prva nagrada na foto-konkursu za socijalističku fotografsku umetnost, Berlin 1972 Award for the most successful cover of the “NIN” magazine, ­Belgrade Nagrada za najuspešniju naslovnu stranu NIN-a, Beograd 1973 Award for the most successful cover of the “NIN” magazine, ­Belgrade Nagrada za najuspešniju naslovnu stranu NIN-a, Beograd 1973 Annual award of ULUPUDS*, Belgrade Godišnja nagrada ULUPUDS-a, Beograd 1976 Award for the story ”Census of the Koruh Slovenians”, awarded by ”Vjesnik” and ”Večernje novosti” at the exhibition “YU-press-foto”, Belgrade Nagrada za reportažu “Popis Koruških Slovenaca”, “Vjesnika” i “Večernjih novosti” na izložbi JU-press-foto, Beograd 1977 Diploma of ULUPUDS* at the “May salon” exhibition, Belgrade Diploma ULUPUDS-a na izložbi Majski salon, Beograd 1977 The Audience Award at the “May salon”, Belgrade Nagrada publike na Majskom salonu, Beograd 1981 Two gold medals (for individual photography and the colour-collection) at the First Yugoslav exhibition of the underwater photography, held at the Photography salon, Belgrade Dve zlatne medalje (za pojedinačnu fotografiju i kolor-kolekciju) na Prvoj jugoslovenskoj izložbi podvodne fotografije u okviru Salona fotografije, Beograd 1983 Two gold and one bronze medal for the photographs and slides at the Second Yugoslav exhibition of the underwater photography, Piran Dve zlatne i jedna bronzana medalja za fotografije i dijapozitive na Drugoj jugoslovenskoj izložbi podvodne fotografije, Piran 1986 Golden Medallion at the International exhibition of underwater photography, in the USSR, Harkov-Kiev Zlatna plaketa na Međunarodnoj izložbi podvodne fotografije, Harkov-Kiev, (SSSR) 1986 October salon of fine art, Award of the Photography salon and the Award of ULUPUDS*, the ”Cvijeta Zuzorić” Art Pavilion, Belgrade Oktobarski salon likovnih umetnosti, Nagrada Salona za fotografiju i Nagrada ULUPUDS-a, Paviljon “Cvijeta Zuzorić”, Beograd 1986 Redemptory award at the exhibition of the Photographers Section of ULUPUDS*, the Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade Otkupna nagrada na izložbi Sekcije fotografa ULUPUDS-a, Muzej primenjenih umetnosti, Beograd 1992 The ”Svetozar Marković” Life Achievement Award, Journalists Association of Serbia, Belgrade Nagrada za životno delo “Svetozar Marković”, Udruženja novinara Srbije, Beograd 1999 Life Achievement Award in the field of photography, by the National Centre of Photography, Belgrade Nagrada za životno delo za oblast fotografije Nacionalnog centra za fotografiju, Beograd 2001 Award for the permanent contribution in Belgrade culture for the year 2000 ”Golden ring” Nagrada za trajni doprinos u oblast kulture Beograda za 2000 godinu “Zlatni beočug”