Sulejman Bijedić (b. 1988) is a documentary photographer born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He lives in Italy, where he came as a child when his family fled the conflict in Bosnia in 1993.

His interests focus mainly on how habits and culture define people of a nation, through the observation of individuals that with their motivations and choices are crafting their own reality in adverse political and economic circumstances. 

Steaming from this curiosity, he travelled to Brazil in 2015 on behalf of an Italian NGO, where he worked on its first photographic project: "Por que não entra?". 

In 2016 he went back to Bosnia and Herzegovina with the idea to explore and report up-close what the brutal war of the 90's left behind. His journey in Bosnia culminates in the work "Odavle samo u harem - In memoriam Abdulah Boskailo” which is still in progress. 

His work has been published by LensCulture, National Geographic, Open Society Foundations and 6Mois.


Education:

Workshop with Ziyah Gafić, 2016
Workshop with Davide Monteleone, 2017


Recognition:

2016 - Selected, LuganoPhotoDays  
2017 - Finalist, LensCulture Exposure Awards 
2017 - 2nd Portfolio Prize, Umbria World Fest  
2017 - Finalist, Premio Voglino - Festival della Fotografia Etica 
2018 - 1st prize, Witness Journal - Closer - Dentro il reportage 
2018 - Nominee Joop Swart Masterclass | World Press Photo Academy



Exhibitions:

2015 - "Por qué não entra?", Museo d'Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna, Pescara (Italy)
2016 -  Fujifilm X Photographer Days 2016 (Portrait Section), 
Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milano (Italy)
2017 - "Odavle samo u harem - In memoriam Abdulah Boškailo", 
Ex Aurum, Pescara (Italy)
2018 - "Odavle samo u harem - In memoriam Abdulah Boškailo", 
QR Photogallery, Bologna (Italy)