In 2009, the National Museum of Contemporary History obtained the Janez Bogataj Fonds. Most of the 21.181 Leica negatives were created between 1979 and 1991, when he was employed as a photographer at the weekly publication Mladina. Beside his diverse photojournalism work, Bogataj soon developed an interest in alternative culture, popular music, and above all, the emerging punk culture. Taking his Nikon F camera with him, he frequented Dico Študent/FV, attended rock music festivals (Novi rock, 1981, 1983, Rock festival Otočec, 1983, Druga godba ...), numerous concerts of foreign and local musicians, and photographed the goings-on at recording studios.
Frane Milčinski – Ježek (1914–1988), a versatile artist, satirist, writer, poet, actor, director, chanson singer and comedian, Ljubljana, 14 January 1983. Black-and-white negative, Leica.
The concluding ceremony at the celebration of the Youth Day at the JLA Stadium, Belgrade, 25 May 1980. Black-and-white negative, Leica, Inv. no.: JB 8031/17.
Indust-bag performance at the Novi rock'81 festival, 3 September 1981, Inv. no: JB 8134/23.
Niet, a Slovenian punk group, Ljubljana, August 1984. Inv. no.: JB 8473/37.
Mladost Sutjeske '81, a convention of young artists, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22–26 September 1981. Inv. no.: JB 8122/1.
Blaž Ogorevc and Marko Brecelj at the Šumi bar, Ljubljana, November 1981. Inv. no.: JB 8151/26.
Josip Vidmar (1895-1992), literary theorist and critic, essayist, translator and politician, Vila Bistrica, Tržič, 2 February 1983.