Born in Paris in 1963.
Klavdij Sluban spent his childhood in Slovenia before studying in France. He took up photography as a teenager before devoting himself to it completely after studying literature. He then travelled widely in the former Soviet Union, Latin America, the Balkans, Japan, Jerusalem, Indonesia, the Caribbean and Bali. He carried out his photographic expeditions alone, with no backing, no commissions, no agency membership. Working on the fringe, he produced his own rigorously demanding body of work. At the same time he set up a photography workshop for young prisoners at Fleury-Mérogis, inviting such photographer friends as Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud and William Klein. He followed up this venture with similar workshops in disciplinary camps in the former Yugoslavia and Soviet Union. In 2009 he received the European Publishers Award for Photography.