Zoran Đorđević was born in Kragujevac, Serbia, which he is constantly leaving and to which he keeps returning.
He graduated top of the class from the Press Photography Department of the Yugoslav Institute for Journalism in Belgrade.
Đorđević started his career of photographer in the mid-eighties as contributor to magazines Omladinske novine, Mladina (Slovenia), Feral, Oko, Polet (Croatia) and Pogledi, where he soon became photo editor.
In 1986, he accepted an offer by the biggest automotive industry of former Yugoslavia and joined its advertising team, working on advertising campaigns for western markets. He cooperated with the design and marketing departments of BMW and Fiat, with designers in the U.S.A., and with many advertising agencies from the region of former Yugoslavia. Together with Wolf Eggers of BMW, Đorđević created an advertising campaign for the new model of cars that were being designed for the German market.
In 1996, working as press photographer for the weekly magazine Svetlost, Đorđević returned to life, the photographic genre which brought him the greatest success. He won the most significant awards for photography, among them the Diploma of Anastas Jovanovic and the Award for the Best Photography of Yugoslavia and Serbia. The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts included his works in its reference book of photographs that had a historical impact on the development of this art in Serbia. The artistic jury of the Photo Association of Serbia awarded Đorđević with the greatest photography title – Master of Photography, while the leading International Federation of Photographic Art, FIAP, granted him the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP). 2012. became honorary member of “Cadre 36”, Zagreb, Croatia, photographers associations to promote analog photography. He is member of ULUPUDS, The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.
Đorđević won over 80 international and national awards.
Books: The Guardian of Your Dreams (1992)
Zoran Đorđrvić Monograph (2012)
Apart from being a photographer, Đorđević is also a lawyer by profession.
He is member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
Đorđević is one of the establishers of BELDOCS, the International Festival of Documentary Film in Belgrade.