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About Srdjan Ilic 

Born July 25, 1966 in Belgrade. Attended studies of hydrogeology at Belgrade University.


Started in photojournalism in 1984 as a photographer in “Politika” daily.

Joined The Associated Press (AP) in Belgrade in 1990.

Assignments for the Associated Press (AP):

1990/1991

Covered attempted coup in Russia and was nominated for Pulitzer Prize with rest of AP staff. Also covered ethnic conflicts in Moldova, events in the Middle East during Gulf war. Has been arrested and expelled from Baghdad, Iraq, in the eve of Kuwait invasion. Covered also influct of refugees from Iraq, refugee crisis in Jordan, massive earthquake in Iran, refugees crisis in Kurdistan.

1991

On June 27 suffered head wound while covering clashes in brief war in Slovenia.

1991-1995

Extensively covered wars in Croatia especially siege of the town of Vukovar, and war in Bosnia including siege of Sarajevo, implementation of Dayton Peace agreement, deployment of  NATO peacekeepers to Bosnia, and U.S President Clinton's visit to US troops in Hungary and Bosnia.

1996-1997

Covered massive anti-Slobodan Milosevic protests and riots. Uprising in Albania after fall of pyramidal schemes.

1998

On October 1 1998 appointed The Associated Press chief photo editor for Yugoslavia, based in Belgrade.

1998-1999

Extensive coverage of Kosovo conflict. Wounded twice in clashes between Serbia's security forces and ethnic Albanian KLA-Kosovo Liberation Army. Covered bombing of Belgrade, Kosovo and elsewhere in Serbia during 78-day NATO air-campaign against Serbia.

2000-2002

Covered fall, arrest and extradition of former President Slobodan Milosevic, ethnic conflicts and deployment of NATO peacekeeping forces in Macedonia and various political, military, economy and sport events in Macedonia and Serbia.Visit of Pope John Paul II in Bosnia and Bulgaria, ethnic Albanian uprising in southern Serbia's Presevo Valley. Water Polo world championship. Elections in Serbia.

2003-2004

Covered assassination of Serbia's prime minister Zoran Djindjic and subsequent political crisis after the assassination. Death and funeral of Macedonia's President in a plane crash, presidential elections in Serbia, presidential elections in Macedonia, trial for organized crimes and assassination of prime minister Zoran Djindjic. Various political, economy, and sport events in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia including Formula One races in Hungary.

2005

Covered various sport events including tennis Davis Cup matches of Serbian team, floods in northern Serbia, European Volleyball Championship, European Basketball Championship, bird flu counter-measures in Serbia and Romania

2006

Covered Referendum on Montenegro’s independence and split from Serbia. U.S President George W. Bush visit to Europe, European Water polo championship

2007

Covered parliamentary elections in Serbia, European Table Tennis Championship, UEFA Cup and Champions League soccer matches in the region.

2008

Covered Kosovo independence, Presidential elections in Serbia, Presidential election in Montenegro, Eurovision song contest 2008, arrest of war crime suspect Radovan Karadzic. World Cup 2010 qualifier matches in the region.

2009

World’s Men Handball Championship, tennis Fed Cup Serbia vs Japan, parliamentary elections in Montenegro, U.S Vice-President Joe Biden European tour, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visit to Serbia. World Cup 2010 qualifier matches in the region.


Free-lance photographer since January 2010, based in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

On February 15 2012 named CEO assistant for photography at Tanjug Serbian national news agency.


Married, and father of two children.