Legend of Slovenian photojournalism, World Press Photo Winner, got stroke by lightning twice
Joco Žnidaršič was awarded the title of excellence in art photography (EFIAP). He has received more then 50 domestic and international awards including World Press Photo Award, the Prešeren Fund Award and the Župančič Award. He received the »Puhar Award for lifetime achievment and »Consortium Veritatis Award« for lifetime achivement in journalism in Slovenia. In 2009, the President of the Republic of Slovenia Danilo Turk conferred on him the »Golden Order for Services« for lifetime achivement in the area of photography and for valuable contribution to Slovenia s visibility.