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Ivo Eterović was born in Split in 1935. He lived in Belgrade since 1958.

He was appointed special newspaper photographer with the UN Forces in the Middle East for almost a year, followed by three years of work in the FRONT Editorial. From 1961 to 1963 he was employed by the Magazine Globus of the Vjesnik News House in Zagreb. As of 1963, Eterović was full-time newspaper photographer-journalist for Vjesnik in Belgrade. Starting from 1976, he was a member of the Magazine START Editorial.

Ivo Eterović was a free-lance artist since 1988.

He was also a permanent member of the Yugoslav Association of Artists of Applied Arts (SLUPUJ) and Serbia (ULUPUDS) since 1961 and holder of the highest Yugoslav title in the field of photography: Master of Photography of the Yugoslav Photographers’ Association (FSJ) since 1966; holder of the international Honorary Excellence FIAP (Hon EFIAP) since 1967. There are only 100 holders of EFIAP level in the world and Ivo Eterović was the only one in our country with such a high title.

In October 1987, he was awarded by the Distinguished Artist title, and in 1993 he received Life's Work Awards from the ULUPUDS.

He started as a photographer in 1950, and his professional career in this field of art commenced as of 1956.

He used both Leica and Hasselblad cameras, and digital technology.



Eterović took part in numerous exhibitions of artistic, news and applied photography home and abroad, on all continents and was recipient of more than 500 awards. The most prestigious ones are certainly the following: 1968 Award of the October Salon of Fine and Applied Arts of Serbia, and Belgrade Golden Plaque for 1960 and 1964 at the October Salon of Photography; as well as Order with Silver Wreath given by the President of the Republic in 1971 . In 1974, Eterović was awarded by the News and Publishing House DELO from Ljubljana and received the Golden Plaque of the Yugoslav Photographers’ Association for the best photograph collection at the PRESS PHOTO YU Exhibition in Belgrade in 1974; he won the Annual ULUPDS Award in 1974, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001.

Recipient of the Annual Award of the Yugoslav Photographers' Association for 1977. In 1979, he won the award at the Exhibition “Belgrade in Works of Artists“. In the same year, he was the recipient of the Split Silver Coat of Arms and Award “Tošo Dabac“ in Zagreb. At the ULUPUDS May Exhibition in 1980 he won the I Audience Award, and at the same exhibition in 1981 Special Jury Award. In 1982, at the International Poster Exhibition in Kranj, under the UNESCO auspices, he won the First Prize for the series of 12 posters “Dalmacija“. In 1988 he got the ULUPUDS May Exhibition Award, and at the same exhibition in 1993 the Great Award; in 1995, he was awarded the Grand Prix “White Angel“ Plaque of the Artistic Colony “Mileševa“ in Prijepolje. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Life's Work Award of the Serbian National Photography Centre.

Recipient of the Life's Work Award of the Serbian Journalists' Association in 2001, and of the Life' s Work Award of the Journalists' Association of the FR Yugoslavia in 2002 as well. Holder of the prestigious Vuk' s Award of the Serbian Cultural and Educational Community in 2004, and the “Golden Link“ of the Belgrade Cultural and Educational Community in 2005.

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