"The main values of his photographic expression are simplicity, honesty, and unusually deep lyricism."
"Sometimes his work expresses quietness and tranquillity, on other occasions irony and hidden humour."
"In today’s hyper-production and hyper-pollution Peljhan’s photographs stand out because of joyous and unpretentious intellectualism, which offers the viewer unobtrusive reflection of surpassing instead of fake pleasure."
"The images of handicapped people open new perspectives in which we can reconsider not only the nature of handicap but also our own nature, our identities and existence."
"Sometimes they prefer to be in colour, sometimes in black and white, but don’t wish to be too exact – they are like that to make the story stand out."
"We are touched by the noble humanity and spiritual experience of the author, who makes us feel that what he expresses is timeless and eternal."
"’His photographs are of course finite, but the search of infinity can be recognised in his work."
"He uses special tact to portray themes from the world of people who are marked by difference. His principle is not to shock but to move people."
"Watching these photographs we are captivated by graphic minimalism and precision of individual compositions."
"Photographic creation of Matej Peljhan is multi-layered and with it the author searches for various meanings."
"Matej doesn't take photos to eternalise himself but produces photos, which offer perspectives such as solidarity, equality, mutual respect."