Robert Barca (1993) is a freelance photographer currently based in Bratislava. He studied International relations and Development in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark and in China. He began photographing during his high school studies and is currently enrolled as a 2nd-year student at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava. He got more familiar with reportage photography while working at .týždeň magazine as an online editor and its external photographer. His photographs have been published in a number of Slovak and Czech media outlets. In his work, he has been increasingly focusing on documentary photography. In 2017, he won the 1st prize in the Spot News category of the Slovak Press Photo and Czech Press Photo contests for his series Yes to Erdogan, No to Democracy which was also shortlisted for Kolga Tbilisi Photo. In 2018, he won the 1st prize in the Slovak Press Photo contest in the category Young Photographers and Students up to 25 Years for his series We’re in This All Alone, and was also awarded the Young Talent of the Year prize.