Klavdij Sluban is an established French photographer of Slovenian origin based in Paris. His new book "East to East" brings together photographs that he has made during extensive travels in the East, frequently following the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Sluban's use of deep blacks and backlit silhouettes embues his work with a highly individual photographic style. These powerful images are remarkably moody and atmospheric and permeated with a strange melancholy and an overwhelming sense of isolation. This is deeply memorable work.
Winner of European Publishers Award for Photography 2009.
Klavdij Sluban's photographs have been exhibited widely including the Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, Canton, China; Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris; and Centre Pompidou / Beaubourg, Paris. He has published several books and is included in the well-known Photo Poche series which features the world's leading photographers. He was winner of the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2004 and the Prix Niepce in 2000.