Armin Smailovic was born in Zagreb and raised in Germany, where he studied photography at the “Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie” in Munich (1989 -91). Armin made his first assignment during the war in Croatia 1991-1993. In the years after war, influenced by the tragedy he faced, he continued working on post-conflict and social, as well as political issues of society. Since 2008 he is concentrating his view on the underreported post-war situation in the region of former Yugoslavia.
2010 he became a founding member of the „FOTODOKS“ festival for documentary photography in Munich.
He lives between Munich and Sarajevo.