In 1968, when Russian tanks were rolling into Czechoslovakia, Yuri's status as a "summer student" in London, England was amended to "refugee". Flash forward to the present and Dojc's hometown of Humenne has named a gallery after their native son. A major player on the photographic stage, prestigious ad agencies and designers revere his unique artistic vision. Fine art forays Marble Women, Eros e fotografia, and American Dreams have catapulted Dojc into the imagination of collectors. Recent projects include "What Remained," which pays homage to Slovak Holocaust survivors and garnered a medal of honour from the Slovak Ambassador to the United States. An accompanying documentary film on the endeavour is in post-production. Photos from his recent travels in Rwanda, Dojc's first trip to Africa, appeared as double-page spread in the French daily Liberation.