Specialization: dance and theater photography. Freelance fashion, conceptual and documentary photography
Jelena Janković is fine art photographer, specialized in dance and theater photography.
Actively engaged in the fashion and documentary photography.
She was born in Belgrade, in 1985. Her professional engagement began as a documentary photographer, and her love for acting, dance, and stage introduced her to theater photography and initiated her collaboration with Bitef theater in 2010. While working with Bitef Dance Company, she was exploring aesthetics of dance photography and became official Bitef Festival photographer. In 2014, feature film photography as well.
She has exhibited at twenty groups and seven solo exhibitions and has been credited for photography in over 40 theater productions.
2015 she establishes a connection with the creative team of the Ensemble of National Dances of Serbia and becomes their official photographer, and starts exploring movement through the traditional dance.
Her photographs have been published:
Rolling Stone (DE), Professional Photographer(USA), ELLE (SRB) Digital SLR Photographer magazine (UK), fotoMAGAZINE (DE), LensCulture, Lürzer's Archive, GEO (DE, ESP),
National Geographic (SPA)...
She is a member of The Association of Fine Arts Artist and Designers of Serbia.
Her numerous awards include:
2010 and 2013 – first prize for art photography at the Night of Museums cultural event for documentary photography, Serbia
2011 – FIAP plate of Sterijino Pozorje for Theatre Photography, Serbia
2013 – She was awarded for art photography in Photographic Angle’s Competition FACES in Great Britain in the category of Portrait, London
2015 – First Prize International Competition of Contemporary Photography Rovinj Photodays in the category of fashion, Croatia
2017 – First prize and Festival Grand Prix Balkan Photo Awards 2016 in the category of everyday life, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017 – Finalist in category Street photography and Winner Serbia National Award, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, London
2017 – Second Prize "Journeys & Adventures" Siena International Photo Awards 2017, Italy
2017 – Second Prize International Competition of Contemporary Photography Rovinj Photodays for documentary photography, Croatia
2017 – First Prize of 2017 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Moscow
2017- Finalist of Travel Photographer Society 2017 in the category of MOMENT, Kuala Lumpur
2017- 3rd Place 5th Eros Awards International Photography and Art Community
2017- 3rd place bronze star award ND Photography Awards 2017, London
2017-Silver Awarded Moscow International Foto Awards 2017, Moscow
Highest TZIPAC Award: 3rd Place Number of Major TZIPAC Awards: 1