Zelko Nedic

Zelko Nedic

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Zelko Nedic

Zelko Nedic was born in Bosnia, ex Yugoslavia.

He showed an early interests in arts in the primary school where he attempted his first photography courses. At the age of 18 he moved to Belgrade (Serbia) as refugee where he completed his education. Soon after he started to working in highly established hair studio, where for the first time he had opportunity to work with a professional photographers on a fashion photo stories and music videos as hairdresser and photographer’s assistant. His passion about photography grow into obsession since the lost of all images from his childhood during the Bosnian war in 1992.

The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of Nedic’s works. A teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian War during the early 90s, Nedic knows what it is to experience a local hell and to escape into imagined havens. Through his collodion images and his earlier works, many reminiscent in texture (but not as extreme in content) of Joel Peter Witkin’s macabre tableaux, Nedic takes us to the edge and out into a world of restrictive possibilities.

In his wet plate collodion works, along with the usefulness of ambiguous narrative learned on set as a professional hair and makeup artist/photographer on high-end fashion shoots, Nedic provides his audience landscapes buoyant with symbolism and references to social norms obscured by absurdity.

​In 2000 he moved to Australia where he currently lives.


Self taught artist.



* Art Reveal Magazine, 44th issue

* Book cover Yale University Press

" The Dangers Of Christian Practice" by Lauren F. Winner


​* SBS News,



* Black & White Magazine / Issue 109

* F-Stop Magazine

* Shooter Magazine

* Seities Magazine / Spring Issue 14/15

* Photoshop Australia / Issue 3

* Photoshop Australia / Issue 2

* The Independent Photographer

* Blow Photo

* Adore Noir Magazine / No One Is Innocent

* Photo Soup / An Imperfect Choice / Book

* Shots 127 / Magazine

* Musee Magazine

* Raven Magazine

* Cooph Magazine

* Seizure / Sport

* Lancia trend visions Magazine

* Twinpalms Lucire / 5th Anniversary Issue

* ALT Fashion / Issue 17

* EGL Magazine

* 180 Magazine / Private Diary

* Auxiliary Magazine / December- January '11 / '12

* Bound Magazine / Art & Design Issue

* Chiffon Magazine / The Cinematic issue

* Desert Fish Magazine

* Planet Magazine

* Posi+tive Magazine / Determination For Recovery

* MutantSpace



* Critical Mass 2019 Finalist, Underneath series


* IPA International Photography Awards, 2nd place
category Fine Art

* TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards), 3th place category Fine Art, Golden Scars series


* Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (China)

* Winner, wet plate collodion competition run by Seities (an Independent Contemporary Photography Publication and Gallery, Canada)

* NPPP, Finalist in National Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

* Finalist IRIS Award 2017, The Perth Centre for Photography

* MoP - Month of Photography Denver ( biennial celebration of fine art photography ) group show The Big Picture

* Group show L’étranger at aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney

* Slide Show at Head On Photo Festival


* The Other Art Fair, Sydney

* Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention Award for series " Goldden Scars"

* Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention Award for single image " Invitation Of Distinction"

* Artist talk at Juniper Hall, Paddington

* Slide show at After Dark events, Cowra Regional Gallery


* Solo exhibition Golden Scars at Gaffa gallery, Sydney

* Group Show at Juniper Hall, Paddington

* Fundraiser group show at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney


* Group Show "Dead Ringer" at Exhibit No.9 Gallery, New York

* Group Show at The Dispensary, Sydney


* NPPP , Finalist in National Photographic Portrait Prize . National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

* The Story of the Creative - group show, New York

* Naked Lens - group show at gallery Mercure, Sydney

* CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, VIC


* Sydney Fringe Festival exhibition " Retrospective "

* Head On Photo Feastival exhibition " Naked Or Nude", Sydney

* Group Show at Wonderland Galler, Sydney

* Group Show " Collodion Spirit " Wet Plate Tintype & Ambrotype Photographs at Gold Street Gallery, VIC


* Head On - Portrait Prize Slideshow

* Head On Photo Festival - solo exhibition " The Bedroom Conception"

* Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize finalist, exhibition at State Library NSW

* Photography Master Cup - International Color Awards Nominee in "NUDE"

* Photography Master Cup - International Color Awards Nominee in " FASHION"


* Head On - Portrait Prize Slideshow

* Australia's Top Emerging Photographers , Finalist in ARCHITECTURE

* Australia's Top Emerging Photographers , Finalist in PHOTOJOURNALISAM / DOCUMENTARY

* Exhibition " Nude on Tap " -TAP Gallery , Sydney

* Head On - The Mardi Gras Experience -Oxford St , Sydney

* Subculture Slide Night - The Australian Centre for Photography , Sydney

* Photography Master Cup - International Color Awards Nominee in " NUDE"

* Winner for Creativity work , Sunpellegrino Cafe Society

* Group exhibition PolyGallery, Sydney


* Photography Master Cup - International Color Awards Nominee in "NUDE"


* Photography Master Cup- Black & White Awards Nominee in portfolio series " NUDE"