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MATTERHORN: Portrait of a Mountain
This is a photographic story about the Matterhorn (4,478 m), one
of the world’s most magnificent and famous mountains. The book
is a seven-year project completed in 2015 for the 150th
anniversary of the first ascent by Edward Whymper and party, a
kind of homage to all those who dare to reach higher.
Nenad Saljic was born 1961 in Croatia. He is is a Zermatt-Switzerland based photographic artist.
Being trained as a mountaineer and a caver, Saljic is inspired by earth’s geological history. His projects include three artist books: Matterhorn: Portrait of a Mountain (a seven-year project concluded in 2015, German-English bilingual), Birth of a Ship (shot between 2007-2009 and completed in 2017) and Void (releasing in 2019). Currently, he’s been working on the project Naked Mountains, which he has started in 2014.
Šaljić is represented by Kunsträume|The Heinz Julen Art Gallery Zermatt.
Awards 2015 PDN Photo Annual, New York: Winner
2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3): Gold Award
2013 Sony World Photography Awards, London: Professional Landscape
Photographer of the Year
2013 IPA/Lucie Awards, Los Angeles, USA: First Prize – Book “Birth of a Ship”
2013 PDN Photo Annual, New York: Winner
2013 Photodays Rovinj, Croatia: First Prize – Photobook “Birth of a Ship”
2012 National Geographic Photo Contest: First Prize
2012 World in Focus, PDN Magazine, New York: Grand Prize Winner