Branislav Simoncik

Branislav Simoncik is a Slovak photographer living between Bratislava, Lisbon and New York. He began his career as a documentary photographer. For his series of photographs of Cuban boxers from Guantanamo, he won the Fuji Press Photo Prize, but he was very early on a fashion and portrait photo.

His fashion editorials and art projects appear in magazines all over the world. He started in the EMMA lifestyle magazine, where he has been playing since 2006, and since 2008 he has been working with ELLE Czech and VOGUE Portugal, GQ Portugal, where he has worked as a director of photography.

His projects and fashion editorials are published in magazines L’Officiel Spain, VOGUE Mexico, ELLE Vietnam, ELLE Croatia, ELLE Belgium, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Blue Paper magazine, Encens magazine, etc. Simon’s camera captured top models like Carmen Kass, Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, Barbara Palvin, Karolina Kurkova, Andreja Pejic, Izabel Goulart, Eva Herzigova, Kinga Rajzak, Bianca Brandolini, etc., but also many actors, Luke Evans, Jeremy Renner and many others… Simoncik’s work is often engaged, focusing on various social issues. Together with Sofi Lucas, José Santan and Jan Králicko, he was behind the project “A Step for Equality”, which resulted in an extraordinary response to a book with the same name and vernisage that he recorded in Portugal, where Simoncik lives.

An exhibition of his photographs took place at the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon. Since May 2017 he has been the ambassador of NIKON.

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