Category Archives: Photography

BPM 2019: Mandić, Kukić, Peternek – Dimensions

April 11, 8PM
Dorćol Platz
Dobračina 59b, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Photo collective “3 Lenses”

Informal photo collective “3 Lenses” has existed for over 4 years. During this time the project “Travels” has been exhibited in 24 locations throughout Serbia.
“Dimensions” is a new exhibit, created specifically for Belgrade Photo Month. The focus of this project is the observation and questioning of reality, time and persistence.
This project consists of chosen photographs from the 1960’s until the present time, divided into three independent chapters, each curated by individual authors.

Tomislav Peternek is presenting part of his collection: “World of Imagination”, which was presented for the first time in Belgrade in 1972, during “Salon fotografije”.
The author used black and white film, to derive colour photos, separating specific shades of grey, and by doing so, he abstracts already abstract reality.

Goran Kukić is impressed by traces of time found in grooved stone boulders. Time shapes everything.

Igor Mandic is presenting a part of his collection “Pinpointed” which
sheds light on the weight and gravitational pull of non-material, distorted projection of real shape in its own shadow… with a goal of provoking the questioning of perception of reality.

BPM 2019: Akademija Umetnosti Beograd – Cyanotype

April 15, 7PM
Bartcelona Gallery
Čumićeva, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

In December 2018, in the photography and camera department at the Academy of Arts, a workshop was held on the 19th century photographic cyanotype process. Uglješa Dapčević, a graduate cinematographer and expert on traditional photographic procedures, led the workshop. A dozen students, along with one professor and two associates, studied the process of cyanotype and produced about fifty photographs using this technique. Photos created by the cyanotype technique are specific in their indigo blue colour, which varies from intense dark, almost black-and-blue colours to
gentle pastel blue tones created by potassium and iron. The beauty of this procedure is not only in the incredible blue colour achieved, but also in the simplicity of the process.

Students applied knowledge gained from the workshop to their own
photographic projects, especially adapted to this photographic technique.

Each of the exhibited series is a unique combination of their artistic
aspirations and topics they explore, as well as the specificities of the
cyanotype technique.

The exhibition will include works by: Marina Ilić, Matej Milenković, Katarina Ćuk, Lazar Vučković, Miloš Golubović, Marina Čabarkapa, Teodora Tomić, Tamara Antonović, Matija Munjiza Petrović and Miodrag Trajković.

The organiser of the workshop and curator of the exhibition is associate professor Ivana Tomanović.

BPM 2019: 50 PIŠEM, 202 Pamtim! Photo-history of „Radio Belgrade 202”

April 15, 6PM
Biblioteka grada Beograda
Knez Mihailova 56, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

“Radio Belgrade 202 – Half a Century On Top (Tito couldn’t do better!)”

On the occasion of fifty years of Radio Belgrade 202, we present some interesting moments and people, whose photos evoke the history of the radio station that is so different from the others.

On June 27th, 1969, Radio “Twohundredtwo” went on air for the first time. From that day, the station has been recognisable by its cult radio show, broadcasting, playing the best music, its prominent hosts, themes suitable for people of all ages and its constant interaction with listeners.

Radio Belgrade 202 is the first radio station which went out of the studio and made live coverage in the field, often in unusual places (on planes, trams, caves, Ada Ciganlia, stadiums, concert halls, etc.). It has grown into the only radio station which broadcasts continuously the best concerts of leading local and foreign bands and organises performances by the greatest and the most promising local musicians. “Radio for listening and watching”, the old motto from the time of the first programmes out of the studio, today
gets a new dimension through photographic and video content on social networks and the RTS Planeta platform.

The exhibited photographs represent fragments from the first 50 years of Radio Belgrade 202 and reveal the essence of the station. Along with archived Radio Balgrade photos we are presenting the collection of photos by Marina Pesic “Signed out of time”, who impeccably combines the Radio Belgrade 202 program and rock photography.

Exhibition will finish on 30/4/2019

BPM 2019: Catalin Marin – Concrete, glass and steel monuments

April 13, 12PM
Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade
Bulevar Vojvode Mišića 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Exhibition from 13/4/2019 to 30/4/2019

In my day to day photography career I get hired by clients to photograph beautiful buildings and the spaces they create, yet I still keep an eye out for structures I find interesting in all the places I get to travel to.

This particular series of images includes a collection of my favourite
buildings I have photographed throughout the Middle East and Asia,
ranging from the famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab mirates,
topping out at 828 metres to the less famous, but equally beautiful Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana, Kazakhstan.

With the support by Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade and Ambasada Romaniei Serbia

BPM 2019: Relocation

April 12, 7PM
Ostavinska
Kraljevića Marka 8, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

RELOCATION photo exhibition of FMK students

Open daily from 17 to 21h

Relocation is the topic of the exhibition, where students of the Department of Digital Arts, Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade will be presented. Students who opted for a course of conceptual photography had the task of transferring metaphorically to photographs of their previously designed stories and ideas using contextual elements-objects in strictly controlled conditions or in an urban environment.

Moving away from physical dimensions and usages, the authors tried to express their inner, intimate and “artistic” relation to objectivity and everyday. On exposed photographs, ideas are analyzed through a series of different situations, while the recognition of real objects becomes part of the metaphorical and conceptual.

The series of photographs incorporate the idea of contextual relocations of various intimate, profane and public objects from the environment, while conferring new metaphorical and conceptual meanings. While classical relations are problematized by their decomposition, the space of freedom expands the displaced view of both the author and the observer. In a completely new space-context, there are displaced structural elements and a new reality.

Curator of the exhibition prof Dragan Pavlović

BPM 2019: Asja Zec, Skullcheez, Autosugestija – e/motion

April 10, 7:30PM
UK Stari grad
Kapetan Mišina 6a, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

The exhibition 𝗘/𝗠𝗢𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 presents three young artists from Serbia, who in their own way document the music, alternative and cultural scenes in Serbia and surrounding regions.

From small dark clubs to big bright stages, three different viewpoints will fill the walls of UK Stari grad, reminding us of teenage rooms and returning us to that feeling from which we all started to fall in love with music.

Anastasija Asja Zec presents her works for the first time to the Belgrade public in this exhibition. She made her first concert photography in 2014, but has been actively engaged in documenting concerts from 2016.

“I consider concert photography as technically challenging. The photographer does not have control over the light, subject or location for these photos. That’s why every concert is a unique challenge, unrepeatable and true.”

www.instagram.com/asjadellamore

Jovana Milovanović | Skullcheez | is a more than once rewarded rock photographer and was the youngest participant in the exhibition “50 Years of Concert Rock Photography in Serbia”. Between 2012 and 2015 she had an active photographic presence on the local music scene, capturing photos for local portals and magazines. Since 2018 she has been collaborating with the American music portal Music Existence.

She graduated in Graphic Design from Belgrade Polytechnic with a final photo project work entitled “Photography and Music”. She has exhibited her works in collective exhibitions by the Photo Association of Serbia and International Salon of Photography.

www.instagram.com/skullcheez

Milica Cvetković | Autosugestija | is a cameraman, photographer and student at The Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Since 2015 she has photographed for several Serbian music portals and she is the author of a number of music videos.

“For me, concert photography is my first love. I bought my first camera with the intention of recording the “real” moments at concerts while I enjoy every performance. There is something deep in the emotions that arises in that relationship between audience and performer, that moment is crucial. We are struggling in chaos, and we are here to feel, record and carry on that moment.”

www.instagram.com/autosugestija

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Belgrade Photo Month
www.instagram.com/belgradephotomonth
In Collaboration with MMI Festival

BPM 2019: ENTER.Photobooks from the Baltics – curator Evita Goze

April 9, 7PM
Dom kulture Studentski grad
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 179, 11070 Novi Beograd

Exhibition from 9/4/2019 to 25/4/2019

In the last decade, the photobook has become an important tool for artists to present their work. Rather than simply being a compilation of images, it encourages thinking in sequences and creating narratives in which not only the images themselves, but text and design also play an important role in the unfolding of the story.

As in many other post-Soviet regions, in the Baltics for many years
a photography book meant mostly a massive artist’s monograph, a
compilation of images dedicated to a specific theme or an exhibition
catalogue. However, the scene has been stirred up recently by young artists, designers and publishers, who are reaching out to the international photobook market and taking to the book form as a new challenge for presenting their ideas. Artist books in small print runs are being self-published, experimental publishing houses established and new international connections made.

This selection of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian photobooks from
recent years puts an emphasis on the younger generation of artists, small, independent publishing houses and self-publishing. Presented side-byside, these books offer a comparison between developments, topics, trends and approaches in photobook-making in each of the Baltic countries.

Books © ISSP Library and personal collections.

BPM 2019: Tareck Raffoul: Ashes to Nature

8. April, 8PM
Kulturni centar GRAD
Braće Krsmanović 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

On Monday 8 April at 8 pm we will be opening a special exhibition of Tareck Raffoul, a 28 year old Lebanese photographer and award-winning director. Rooting back to the middle-east after living in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium, with a Master’s degree in documentary filmmaking under Erasmus Mundus he was selected by STARCH foundation to take part in the 2018 Designers’ Family.
Raffoul works between UAE and Lebanon, his style in photography varies between edgy, bold and dreamy. His inspiration stems from his love for the supernatural and fantasy and these elements are present in all his personal creations.

The audience will be able to see Raffoul’s project titled Ashes to Nature consisting of 19 staged, supernatural photographs until 14 april. Ashes to Nature exhibition is realized as part of Belgrade Photo Month festival of 2019.

“They were all left there, bodies to decay. Instead, nature invaded them and they were all transformed into beautiful soulless corpses. They are now filled with life again, nurtured and preserved. It’s an unpredictable cycle, from Ashes to Nature”
This collection of photographs represents the rebirth where death is just another life.
His captures will transport you into a world of hope to visualize and imagine the life in life, the afterlife and the life from within.

Models:
Wassim Koros, Tracy Ghanem, Hanna Tawk, Nadine Assaf, Georges Hazim, Vincent Matta, Sana Mamelly

Crew:
Stylist: Har Nakkashian
Art Director: Remie Maksoud
SFX makeup artist: Samantha Ayoub

BPM 2019: SRĐAN Doroški Pabllography

April 8, 6PM
Collegium Hungaricum Belgrád / Collegium Hungaricum Beograd
Gracanicka 14., 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Many photographers worked and are still working in theaters – too often their photos can not be differentiated from one show to the other, they are all the same: a dark background and the confusion of some phenomena in the middle of it. The photos of Srđan Doroški are somewhat different, they admire the emotional suffering of the characters, the minutely detailed conflicts of the characters, the delicate situations that lead the action and change its course, the intriguing and impressive immortalisation of characters, the buzzing in their souls, the verbal diagrams and neckbreaking stunts. With all of this, the panther-eyed Doroški always finds a detail in the play that is the most striking cross-section of a given theater work, which in a convincing way reflects what the artists have created. His
photos are rememberable and can convincingly sell what they advertise, in the case of the Novi Sad Theater/Újvidéki Színhaz – a play.

About the theater: The Novi Sad Theater/Újvidéki Színhaz, was founded in 1974 with the idea to help preserve the cultural identity of Hungarians in Vojvodina. Over time, this theater managed to become, not only the gathering place of the Hungarian elite, but it also overcame the Hungarian framework and today it is deemed one of the most relevant theaters in Serbia and the region.

BPM 2019: Vera Radošević – Eyes of Africa

April 8, 5PM
UŠĆE Shopping Center
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 4, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

Vera Pavlovic-Radosevic “EYES OF AFRICA”

I was fortunate to feel the beauty of life in Africa. Coming to this continent I experienced as a return to my home, myself and feeling of freedom. This feeling was embodied in Africa itself, its magnificent wilderness, primeval in its people, and the diversity of cultures in countless variations. Below all these variations, common, archetypal structures that move far into the holy past of this continent can still be identified. The holy past is visible in the joy of life, but also in the pain and suffering in the eyes of its people who are still conquered and exploited by powerful world, in the past colonial, and now neocolonial forces.

This primordial and authentic, as true values in the cultural patterns and people of Africa, unfortunately, slowly disappears into the realities of the modern world pervaded by globalization and the collision of profit.

Photos from this exhibition are just fragments, in my opinion, of another real and cultural dimension, completely foreign to a man of Western civilization.