My name is Petar Fabijan. I was born in 1980 in Rijeka. I took the first photographs with the help of my father, who introduced me to the world of photography.
I had a one year photography education at the Mounds Park Academy in St Paul, Minnesota.
In 1999 I started photography studies at Istituto Superiore di Fotografia & Arti Visive in Padua, where I graduated with excellence and got a diploma as a professional photographer.
After graduation, I worked in Italy as an assistant in Quasar photographic studios, where I studied from commercial photography experts. Beside the studio, I assisted on various locations, one of them being the shooting of a catalogue for one manufacturer of luxury crystal in Egypt.
At the same time, I worked on special projects by Novi list, where I got a job as a photojournalist in 2002.
I repeatedly take part in group exhibitions of Croatian Press Photographers Association, some of my press photos being among the best works in Croatia.
I was always willing to share my experience in the studios with my colleagues photojournalists and I was a head of photography studio in Novi list.
This eagerness to transfer my knowledge to others brought me to Chemical-Graphic school, where I worked as a photography teacher for a year.
Furthermore, I held photography courses in cooperation with several associations in Rijeka.
I’ve been a member of Croatian Association of Artists – Rijeka since 2006.
I work with magazines, marketing agencies and publishers.
I’m also having a long-term cooperation with the theatres in Rijeka, especially with City Puppet Theatre Rijeka and Croatian National Theatre.
From 2005 to 2010 I was a co-owner of the photographic studio InOut and in 2013 I launched ProF, my own photographic studio.
In 2009 I started diving and underwater photography.
In 2012 and 2013 I organised a humanitarian project The Underwater dogs in which I connected love for dogs and underwater photography. I took photos of dogs under the water and created a calendar for the Association „Traži se prijatelj“ („Wanted… a Friend“). The raised funds were given to the organization helping abandoned dogs.
In 2014 I continue with humanitarian projects. The new one is called “Under teh surface”.
2015 Under the Surface, Pools Kantrida, Rijeka
2014 Rijeka is Swimming, Primary school Zamet, Rijeka
2013 Actors Having Magic in Their Hands, City Puppet Theatre Rijeka, Rijeka
2011 Cupcakes, Cukar i Kafe, Rijeka
2009 Journey, Juraj Klović Gallery, Rijeka
2005 3rd Dimension, The City of Rijeka Museum , Rijeka
2004 The Other Side of UNIMA, City Puppet Theatre Rijeka, Rijeka
2003 Rijeka’s Boys, Gallery Grad, Rijeka
2014 Childhood in Croatia, UNICEF, Zagreb
2014 Underwater photographs of art ceramics, National library – the reading room Kostrena
2013 Mi-Noi, Makina Gallery, Pula
2013 Croatian Press Photo, travelling exhibition, around Croatia
2012 Croatian Press Photo, travelling exhibition, around Croatia
2012 The Decisive Moment, National library – the reading room, Rijeka
2011 Croatian Press Photo, travelling exhibition, around Croatia
2011 Photographers of Croatian Association of Artists – Rijeka, Juraj Klović Gallery, Rijeka
2011 The Decisive Moment, National library – the reading room, Rijeka
2010 Croatian Press Photo, travelling exhibition, around Croatia
2010 Underwater Photography, Rovinj Photo Days, Rovinj
2010 The Decisive Moment, National library – the reading room, Rijeka
2008 Rovinj Photo Days, Rovinj
2003 The Coexistence of Diversities, Rijeka