Portrait and documentary photographer based in Bratislava

Dorota Holubová (1989) is a professional freelance portrait and documentary photographer from Slovakia, currently based in Bratislava and working at her photostudio Holubnik.

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

Dorota studied creative photography and finished bachelor program at the The Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic. She 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, 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 long-term documentary project focused on women, LGBT community and backstage of the art world. Since 2021 she collaborated with daily newspaper Denník N and creates portraits of women for the project PersONA.

  • 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
Upcoming Exhibitions 2023
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love, For maat, Trenčín – January 13th exhibition opening
  • Neskrývaná láska / Disclosed love – Amsterdam – February – March
  • Balifornia – Espacio Pulpo, Palma de Mallorca
Exhibitions 2022
  • OMG – Gallery A7, Banská Bystricia
  • PERSONA  – The Austrian Cultural Forum, Bratislava
  • Upcoming exhibition  – October 2022 in Spain
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