In February 2020 Matjaž Tančič came to Janwaar. He came with Jamie Fullerton, a freelance writer. And together they did a great story on Janwaar for The Guardian. Besides the photos for this story Matjaž took impressive shots of the kids and the village. And because he is not only a great photographer but also a great person with a big heart, he allowed us to use these photos for our charity campaign:

Prints for Food

With “Prints for Food” we continue our support for the poorest of the poor in Janwaar – who are desperately struggling during this Corona crisis. Vegetables prices are skyrocketing and there is no work. We’ve identified 20 families and our Pappu, Asha and Arun are handling the shopping and delivery. You can see this here and here. If the virus doesn’t hit these families, hunger will.

Twice or thrice per week we send 100-120 kg of fresh fruits and vegetables to the village. If other ingredients are needed, we send them as well. The costs for these deliveries are 200 Euro (220 USD) per week. Meaning with 200 Euros (220 USD) per week 20 families will not suffer from hunger.

For “Prints for Food” we have selected two series. Each series includes five photos. Matjaž will donate all the proceeds for this project – no handling costs, only the pure printing costs.

Select your photo and send your order to:

hello (at) rural-changemakers (dot) com

Series 1 – 50 Euros for one photo

Unlimited edition. 20×30 cm, 300 gr Munken paper, off white.

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Series 2 – 360 Euros for one photo

Limited edition (1 of 3). 40×60 cm, 300 gr Munken paper, off white.

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Matjaž Tančič (1982) is lens-based artist working mainly on documentary and independent projects between China and Slovenia. His work explores the lines between documentary, portrait and art photography to engage with social and cultural issues. He likes to experiment within the photographic medium and is mainly known for his 3D stereography projects. Tančič holds a BA in photography from the University of the Arts, London.

Exhibitions

Matjaž’s main projects have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions including: the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Somerset House, London; the Asian Society, Texas; Deck Gallery, Singapore; Lumiere Brothers Gallery, Moscow; Vevey Photo Festival, Switzerland; the Hong Kong Photo Festival; Lianzhou Photo Festival, China; Jimei x Arles, China; the Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy; and others.

Awards

An exhibition of his 3D portrait project focusing on North Korea made him the first foreign photographer to be exhibited in North Korea.

Matjaž has been awarded several prizes, among them first prize at the Sony World Photography Organization contest in the 3D category, three separate first prizes at Slovenia Press Photo awards, finalist at the Google Photography Prize and honorable mentions at IPA, Px3 and Emzin – Slovenian Photography of the Year.

Publications

Matjaž has carried out projects for numerous clients and publications such as LA Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Observer, Vice, Dazed and Confused, Der Spiegel, Financial Times, GUP Magazine, Fast Company, Geo, National Geographic publications, Time, Courrier International, Vogue, Marie Claire, and others.

Other Achivements

Matjaž has published two photo books with Jiazazhi Press, a top Chinese independent publishing house: Timekeepers in 2014 and 3DPRK in late 2016. 3DPRK was listed as one of the top 10 books of 2017 by the Tate art photography curator Simon Baker. He has attended the Eddie Addams Workshop and as well as artist residencies in New York, USA, Samos, Greece and Bishan, China.

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