Martin Kollar (1971) Born in Zilina in Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic), studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, the Film faculty, camera department. He has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer since he graduated there.
He has received several grants and awards, including the Prix Elysee and Oskar Barnack Award. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Brooklyn Museum, the Slovak National Gallery (Bratislava), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, Tel Aviv museum of art and Musee Elysee (Lausanne).
His previous books include, Nothing Special (Actes-Sud, 2008), Cahier (Diaphane, 2011) Field Trip (MACK, 2013) Catalogue (Slovak National Gallery, 2015) Provisional arrangement (Mack/ Musee Elyse 2016) and AFTER (Mack, 2021)
As a cinematographer, Martin has worked on a number of films, including CENZORKA/107 MORHERS (2021) KOZA (2015), VELVET TERRORISTS (2013), COOKING HISTORY (2009), 66 SEASONS (2003) and others. He made his directorial feature debut, 5 OCTOBER (2016).