Janez Bogataj was born in 1961. Between years 1979 and 1988 he was photographer for magazine Mladina. In 1981 he was awarded the Golden Bird for photographic achievements. 40 of his photographs are included in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. At the end of 2004 he published photo monography Pastorala. His works are included in the museum collections.