Author

Krajinársky fotograf Juraj Gavura

Juraj Gavura was born in 1976 in Martine. He has been photographing for 28 years. In his work, he focuses on landscaping from total views and panoramas, from landscape details to macrophotography. Most of his photographs are located in the countryside of Turčianska kotlina and in the mountains of Veľká and Malá Fatra.

In his work, the author searches for themes with a simple composition. It is a landscape that gives a kind of harmony, whether light, color or composition. He likes to visit the same places in different seasons, during different parts of the day, to capture them in the rush of weather that create the mysterious atmosphere of the mystical landscape.

Landscape photography from author's work can be found in residential interiors, in many companies, in publications, textbooks, promotional materials and calendars about Slovakia. Part of the author's work is also photographing architecture, interior designers, and product photography.

Since 1996, he has been a member of the Karol Plicok Fotoklub in Martin.
Since 1998 he has been a member of the Union of Slovak Photographers.
Since 2016 he is a member of the Slovak Federation of Photographers, a member of the FIAP.

author's exhibitions:

2018 - "Landscape Mystery" Kafé Lampy Bratislava
2017 - "The Landscape Mystery" Akademik Cinema in Banská Štiavnica
2016 - "Landscape Mystery" Town Museum Vráble
2016 - "The Mystery of the Country" Turčianska knižnica v Martine
2016 - "The Mystery of the Landscape" The Regional Library in Žilina
2015 - "The Mystery of the Country" Turčianska knižnica v Martine
2014 to the present - "The Mystery of the Landscape" café "U cupu" in Prievidza
2013 - "The Mystery of the Country" Café Kamala Café in Martine
2012 to 2017 "Landscape Mystery" BON BON chocolate factory in Martin
2007 - "People, Mountains, Places" Bratislava Dúbravka (exhibition of three authors)
2005 - "The Magic Landscape" Millienium in Martine
2003 - "The Magic Landscape" Klopačka Tea House in Banská Štiavnica

collective exhibitions:

2016 - 2017 Turčianska galéria v Martine Fotoklub Karola Plicka
2012 - 2015 Slovenská národná knižnica v Martine Fotoklub Karola Plicka
2011 Turčianska knižnica v Martine Fotoklub Karola Plicka
2009 - 2010 Beňuškov dom v Martine Fotoklub Karola Plicku
1997 - 2008 Cultural Center Martine Fotoklub Karol Plicku

Awards:

2017 - Award of the jury president at STROM in Ruzomberok
2017 - 2nd place at the AMFO district bike in Martine
2016 - Honorable award at the AMFO District Circle in Martine
2015 - 2nd place at the AMFO district bike in Martine
2013 - 1st place at the AMFO district bike in Martine
2013 - Honorable award at the AMFO regional bike in Žilina
2011 - 3rd place at the AMFO District Circle in Martine
2010 - 2nd place Petzvalov map of photo clubs
2009 - Honorable award at the AMFO District Circle in Martine
2003 - Bronze medal ZSF
2002 - Honorable award at the AMFO regional bike in Žilina
2002 - Honorable award at the AMFO national round in Bratislava
2001 - Prize of Mayor of Ruzomberok ZSF
2001 - 2nd place Petzvalov map of photo clubs
2000 - Honorable award of FIAP STROM in Ruzomberok

exposed photographs in international and national competitions:

Fotoforum - International Art Photography Salon
STROM - International Salon of Ecological Photography
ZSF - the all-Slovak exhibition of the Union of Slovak Photographers
AMFO - nationwide amateur photography competition
Petzvalov map circuit - nationwide competition of Slovak photoclubs
Czech-Budejovice map circuit - Czech-Slovak competition of photoclubs

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