Portrait and documentary photographer based in Bratislava

Dorota Holubová (1989) is a professional freelance portrait and documentary photographer from Slovakia, based in Bratislava. Winner of the 1st prize Slovak Press Photo 2016 in category series „Everyday life“ and 1st prize Slovak Press Photo 2016 in category series „Portraits“. Dorota has finished master’s degree in 2012 at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava and since than is working as external worker for the Central European House of Photography and in organisation team of the international photography festival European Month of Photography in Bratislava. She is a student at The Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic. Her works was published in GUP magazine, MONO and VICE magazine, she exhibited her photo series „Balifornia“ in Indonesia and Slovakia. In 2018 she was at art residency Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Nowadays she is working on long-term documentary project focused on women and communities and backstage of the art world.


  • 1st prize Slovak Press Photo 2016, category Everyday life / series
  • 1st prize Slovak Press Photo 2016, category Portraits / series
  • World Press Photo nomination for Joop Swart Masterclass 2017
  • Photojournalism premium award 2016 in competition Press awards by Literature fond in Slovakia
  • Nomination for Journalist Awards 2016 in category „the best photography“
  • 2nd prize Slovak Press Photo 2017, category The World of Art / series
  • 3rd prize Slovak Press Photo 2017, category Portraits / series
  • nomination Slovak Press Photo 2018, category The World of Art / single

Exhibitions 2019

  • Atlas of Women – The Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Being Themselves – A4 Space Contemporary Culture, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Atlas of Women – Collective exhibition of ITF students, festival Prague Photo, Czech republic
  • Being Themselvec – Tepláreň, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Being Themselves – Bratislavský majáles / Bratislava City festival, Tyršovo nábrežie, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Being Themselves – Cultural centre in Martin City library, Photo Summer festival, Martin, Slovakia
  • Being Themselves – Garden (centre of independent culture) – Pride The transition to equality, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Atlas of Women – Museum of Andrej Kmet (Slovak National Museum), Martin, Slovakia (October-November 2019)
  • Visegrad 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall / ITF collective exhibition, Atlas of women – 29th year of international festival Month of Photography in Bratislava, Gallery Michalský dvor

Upcoming exhibitions

  • Balifornia – Gallery Black Box Cafe, Brno, Czech republic

Exhibitions 2018

  • Balifornia – Cité internationale des arts, Paris
  • IN(VISIBLE) – Pohoda festival, Piešťany, Slovakia
  • IN(VISIBLE) – Dobrý trh, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Slovak Press Photo –  selection winners 2016-2017, First Avenue at 46th Street,  UN, New York
  • Slovak Press Photo 2018 – selection nominated, Kunsthalle, Bratislava
  • Being Themselves – Kino Lumiere, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Being Themselves – Diera do sveta, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Exhibitions 2017

  • Slovak Press Photo 2016 winners – Gallery City Library, Piešťany, Slovakia
  • Slovak Press Photo  2016 winners – Museum SNP, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Balifornia – 10th edition of International Photo Days in Levice, Slovakia
  • NO COMMENT – výstava novinárskych fotografií a karikatúr, Open Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • POP-UP Balifornia – Bikes in Town, Stará tržnica, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Balifornia – Fotocafe Stupavar, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Balifornia – screening night, festival Kaunas Photo 2017, Lithuania
  • Slovak Press Photo 2017 winners – Bratislava City Hall, Slovakia
  • RED CAT – Red Cat Cabaret Club, Bratislava, Slovakia

Exhibitions 2016

  • Balifornia – Pretty Poison, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Balifornia – Gallery Fuga, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Slovak Press Photo winners 2016 – Bratislava City Hall, Slovakia