Portrait and documentary photographer based in Bratislava

Dorota Holubová is working as professional freelance portrait and documentary photographer for 10 years, she is currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia and working at her photostudio Holubnik.

She is official member of the international network for female professional photographers Women Photograph.

Dorota studied creative photography at the The Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic. She also finished master’s degree in 2012 at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava and for 8 years she was working as external worker for the Central European House of Photography and in organization team of the international photography festival European Month of Photography in Bratislava. She was the editor in chief of Fotonoviny / Slovak Photonews for three years. 

Her works was published in GUP magazine, MONO, VICE magazine, The Globe and Mail, Der Spiegel, Het Financieele Dagblad, Denník SME, Denník N. She exhibited her photo series „Balifornia“ in Indonesia, Slovakia and Czech Republic. In 2016 she was at 4 months photo internship in Soul, South Korea, in 2018 she was at art residency Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Nowadays she is working on her activistic long-term documentary project focused on women, LGBT community and backstage of the art world. Her exhibition openings in Bratislava were visited by the president of the Slovak republic Zuzana Čaputová, and by the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.



  • GRAND PRIX Slovak Press Photo 2023
  • 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
  • nomination Slovak Press Photo 2022, category Portrait / single


 Exhibitions 2023
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love, For maat, Trenčín
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – Amsterdam
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – Tepláreň  Bratislava, visited by the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima
  • OMG – A4 Space Contemporary Culture, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Balifornia – Espacio Pulpo, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Adamove jablká / Adam’s apples – Gallery A7, Banská Bystrica
Exhibitions 2022
  • OMG – Gallery A7, Banská Bystricia
  • PERSONA  – The Austrian Cultural Forum, Bratislava
Exhibitions 2021
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – Gallery A7, Banská Bystrcia
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – Faculty of Philosophy UK, Bratislava
  • Atlas of Women – Community center Moravia, Třebíč, Czech republic
  • Opava Girls | Opava Women – Open gallery, Bratislava – festival Month of Photography
Exhibitions 2020
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – The Central European House of Photography, visited by the president of the Slovak republic Zuzana Čaputová at the exhibition opening



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


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