Systematic photography collection only began in 2002 and today the collection comprises over 1,000 works. Priority is given to the works produced after 1960, when photography in Slovenia became a self-reliant and independent artistic medium. This was also the time when some Maribor-based photographers were acclaimed authors also in the wider area of the former Yugoslavia. The central part of the collection consists of works by members of the so-called Maribor circle, in the forefront being especially the authors Zmago Jeraj, Ivan Dvoršak, Janko Andrej Jelnikar and Branko Jerneić. There are also acquisitions of works by younger authors who have established themselves through photography, among them Aleksandra Vajd. The collection is rich both in terms of quality and quantity and has been compiled almost exclusively with donations.