The Nace Bizilj Fonds (1968–2003)
Nace Bizilj is one of the most renowned Slovenian photojournalists of the 20th century. He began his career in 1962 at the renowned company, Foto Slovenija and continued in 1968 at the Dnevnik Newspaper. As a photojournalist and long-time editor of photography he spent forty years visualizing people, space and time, from the elite to everyday people, from politics to sports and culture, from historical milestones to side events in history. In 2003 he retired and said farewell to the relentless pace of daily creation of journalistic photography and a few years later decided for a new challenge. In 2010, he donated his entire opus with 300,000 black and white and colour negatives of photographs to the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia and devoted his time to editing the documentation of the nationally important photographic heritage.
The embrace of the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Josip Broz – Tito and the President of the Executive Council of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Stane Kavčič, at the New Year's Eve celebrations in Dekorativna – Factory of decorative fabrics. To the left of them: the former senior party official Ivan Maček – Matija, Tito's wife Jovanka Broz and the wife of Stane Kavčič, Angelca Kavčič; to the right, the president of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Slovenia, France Popit, Ljubljana, 1 January 1972. Inv. no.: NB 4482/17.
The embrace of the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Josip Broz – Tito and the President of the Executive Council of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Stane Kavčič, at the New Year's Eve celebrations in Dekorativna – Factory of decorative fabrics. To the left of them: the former senior party official Ivan Maček – Matija, Tito's wife Jovanka Broz and the wife of Stane Kavčič, Angelca Kavčič; to the right, the president of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Slovenia, France Popit, Ljubljana, 1 January 1972. Inv. no.: NB 4482/17.
A snowstorm during a rally for the respect of human rights, the sovereignty of the SR Slovenia, the referendum on the constitution and solidarity with the those involved in the Trial against the Four, Trg republike (then Trg Revolucije) in Ljubljana, 21 November 1988. Inv. no.: NB 227/13.
A snowstorm during a rally for the respect of human rights, the sovereignty of the SR Slovenia, the referendum on the constitution and solidarity with the those involved in the Trial against the Four, Trg republike (then Trg Revolucije) in Ljubljana, 21 November 1988. Inv. no.: NB 227/13.
The President of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia, Milan Kučan, the Ljubljana Metropolitan Bishop and Archbishop, Dr Alojzij Šuštar, and the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Dr France Bučar during a meal after the symbolic conciliation ceremony, Kočevski Rog, 8 July 1990. Inv. no.: NB 1021/21.
The President of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia, Milan Kučan, the Ljubljana Metropolitan Bishop and Archbishop, Dr Alojzij Šuštar, and the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Dr France Bučar during a meal after the symbolic conciliation ceremony, Kočevski Rog, 8 July 1990. Inv. no.: NB 1021/21.
Firefighters at the fire site of a shot-down helicopter of the Yugoslav People's Army, Rožna dolina in Ljubljana, 27 June 1991.
Firefighters at the fire site of a shot-down helicopter of the Yugoslav People's Army, Rožna dolina in Ljubljana, 27 June 1991.
The transport operator's ball, among them members of the Slovenske Konjice Association of Chauffeurs and Car Mechanics, Tacen, July 1992.
The transport operator's ball, among them members of the Slovenske Konjice Association of Chauffeurs and Car Mechanics, Tacen, July 1992.
People shaking hands with Bill Clinton, the first President of the United States of America to visit Slovenia after the proclamation of independence, Congress Square in Ljubljana, 21 June, 1999.
People shaking hands with Bill Clinton, the first President of the United States of America to visit Slovenia after the proclamation of independence, Congress Square in Ljubljana, 21 June, 1999.