“Guilty Pleasures” – Odeta Catana


“Guilty Pleasures” exhibition presents a wide arsenal of bizarre pleasures that people feel guilty about. Photographed in their own environment, in their homes, the subjects participating in the project reveal in front of the camera, sometimes hushed and hesitating, other times theatrical and demonstrative, what they normally hide from the eyes of others at all costs: situations, habits, rituals or various objects that constitute props for their guilty pleasures. Photographer Odeta Catana succeeds in capturing these pleasures with naturalness, without creating the sensation of an intrusive interference in the intiacy of her subject.

“Guilty Pleasures” was created within a six months art residency for British Square Magazine where it was first published in issue 5.1 (http://www.squaremag.org/501-FR-GB.pdf). The project and various interviews were subsequently published in numerous newspapers and magazines in Germany (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Stern, Huffington Post), the United Kingdom, Italy (Repubblica Il Post) and the USA (Cosmopolitan). The entire project can be viewed on the artist’s website: www.odetacatana.com

In collaboration with Rumanian Cultural Institute and Embassy of Rumania to the Republic of Serbia

Sponsors: Cooperativa Agrícola de Garriguella


New Talents 2017 winners announced

Finally, second round of jurying is over. It is our great pleasure to announce 3 winners, whose fantastic projects has win the most votes (in alphabetical order):

  • LukaTrajkovic
  • Oleksandr McQuartz
  • Pawel Starzec

These 3 projects will be printed and part of Belgrade Photo Month under the exhibition title New Talents 2017


“New Talents 2017” open call is now closed

Time is up for submissions to the open call “New Talents 2017”. The competition has attracted over 100 young photographers with hundreds of photos. From today the jury starts with evaluation of submitted works. Please, follow our website and Facebook page to keep up to date with the results of the open call. Thanks to all participants.


“Matchbox Pinhole” workshop in Fotosinteza

Saturday April 23rd, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Maršala Birjuzova 1, 5th floor, apt no. 16

This is a workshop on how to make handmade cameras from matchboxes ─ small appliances with great performances. We will show many ways to use it. The participants can bring used cameras for dismantling and rewinding of the film at any time to Fotosinteza. Every participant will receive a film (about 48 exposures) and other material needed for making the camera. Developing and scanning can be done individually, or it can be done as an additional service by Fotosinteza costs would be RSD 500 per film.
Entry fee is RSD 1000 per participant.

You may pay the enty fee by Friday, April 22 2016. The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 23 2016 at 3pm.
The number of participants at the workshop is limited.
Tutor: Andrej Filev, photographer.
Phone number (for reservation): 069 30 50 758