Andrej Ban was born on April 28, 1964 in Bratislava. He studied economics and journalism and currently works as a staff reporter and photographer for the Slovak magazine Tyzden. He also cooperates with foreign media. He focuses on crisis and war torn areas such as Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, the Caucasus, and Haiti. He has also curated several exhibitions for the Mesiac fotografie ( Month of Photography) event in Bratislava. He publishes articles about photography and was also a member of the international jury for Czech Press Photo (2000 - up to 2004). He is the founder of the humanitarian organization Clovek v ohrozeni (People in Peril).