Martin Bandzak was born (1975) in Bratislava in Czechoslovakia (now Slovak Republic). He spent part of his childhood in Zambia, where his parents worked as medical doctors. In his photographic projects he focuses on people living on the edge of society and in crises situations around the world. In 2001, he co-founded humanitarian organisation MAGNA. The organisation provides medical and nutritional help to children and their families in three continents. Since 2002, he has lived alternately in Phnom Penh and Bratislava with his wife and two children.
The International Jury of Czech Press Photo (CPP) awarded him twice the main prize Photograph of the Year 2010 and Photograph of the Year 2017. Beside that his work was awarded numerous times on Czech Press Photo and other competitions.
In 2008 he published a photographic book about HIV/AIDS in Cambodia called "Lost Lives", which captures the suffering of the Cambodians between 2002 and 2008 when the AIDS epidemics broke out. The book was accompanied by multimedia travelling exhibition.
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