Mitar Simikić

VII Mentor Program 2023-24

Mitar Simikić is a documentary photographer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inspired by his curiosity to explore new and surprising stories, Simikić prefers narrative, long-term projects that express emotion and examine social values through people and their environment. Simikić is a VII Academy scholarship recipient whose work has been recognized through awards and grants such as the VID Grant Financial Prize, The Everyday Projects, the Felix Schoeller Photo Award, the Sarajevo Photography Award, the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, and in 2018, he was nominated for the prestigious World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. His work has also been featured in numerous international festivals and exhibitions. Currently, he also works as a professor’s assistant at the Department of Photography, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia.