Born in Trencin. Graduated in journalism from Komensky University in Bratislava. Started his professional career as camera assistant at Czechoslovak Television in Bratislava. Started working as a journalist in 1972 – was editor-in-chief at Czech Press Agency, editor-in-chief of Praca newspaper and later of WATT-Foto-Video magazine. Worked with Japanese Press Agency Kyodo News. Since 2007 Director of Media Institute at the Faculty of Media Studies in Bratislava (now Paneuropean University). Author and co-author of over twenty books on photography, curator of 200 exhibition at home and abroad, Egon Erwin Kisch Award laureate, recipient of many awards, member of a number of international juries.