BPM 2019: Relocation

April 12, 7PM
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.”


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.


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.”



Belgrade Photo Month
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.

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

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.


BPM 2019: Timeless: alternative manual prints photography exhibition

April 7, 4PM
Zoom Art Cafe & Photo Studio
Dobracina 76, Beograd Belgrade, Serbia

Within Belgrade Photo Month, this exhibition presents three series of photos in the alternative printing technique performed by two Russian photographers. «The Wailing Wall» by Svetlana Borozentseva is dedicated to Jerusalem – beyond the age and time. Her expressive, though delicate and inspiring works many are created with gum bichromate manual printing. «Time machines» and «Meatless Wednesday» by Asya Gordeeva are masterful exploring of aesthetics of withering and decay, a symbiosis of live and dead nature, comparing with its beauty and grandeur to ruined fortresses or ancient cities gone into the sand. Asya uses author’s water&oil printing and etching machine to convey the magic of rusty iron and its absorption by the environment.


BPM 2019: Katarina Ristić i Aleksandar Pfićer

April 6, 6PM
Železnički muzej u Beogradu, galerija
Nemanjina 6

Katarina Ristić – Miniature of Praha

Katarina Ristic was born one winter evening in 1967 in Niš. She has lived in Belgrade since 1971.
Discovering her love for photography during one trip, she has been taking photos since 2009 as a member of the Photo Association of Serbia and the Association of Railway Artists.
She has participated in more then 100 group and five solo exhibitions, winning a number of awards and praises. This is her sixth solo exhibition of photographs with which she will try to show her views of details she found interesting in Prague. It is about the author who uses photography to depict her feelings about life and the surrounding world. She loves life, people, animals, architecture, loves travelling and meeting other cultures. With such a wide range of occupations, she makes real life snippets in which every viewer can read their own story.
Through many photographs, Katarina Ristic is performing the concept and scenes of journey. With her particular attention in photography she finds the details around us. This time we can see a series of interesting details from Prague styled in the form of miniatures as a form of artistic expression.

Aleksandar Pfićer – Zumiranje prošlosti

Aleksandar Pfićer, born in 1980, Graduated as Master of Photography in 2005 at the Academy of Art IVAS Munich, department in Belgrade, in the class of professor Nikola Radošević. He is a member of the Association of Independent Artists and Masters of Photography USUF of Serbia and the Association of Serbian Railways artists from Belgrade. He has shown work in ten solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 collective
exhibitions in Serbia and abroad, and has been awarded seven times. He lives and works in Belgrade.


BPM 2019: Laurent Baheux – Instinkt i teren/Instinct and Terrain

April 5, 7PM
Institut français de Serbie/ Francuski institut u Srbiji
Knez Mihailova 31, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Instinct and terrain are the two premises of French photographer Laurent Baheux. Born in Poitiers in 1970, he began his career by covering international sports events before eventually turning to the subject of animals and wildlife. Since the early 2000s he has been developing a collection of images of nature in a raw monochrome style, dense and contrasted. Like the humanists who roamed the streets to capture the lives of people, Laurent Baheux travels through wild territories to photograph the life of animals.
Without a cage or enclosure, his subjects become individuals expressing in a single moment the power of freedom, the beauty of their personalities, and all the tenderness of their life within a community. Whether the perspective is narrow or without axis, set amidst a grain or a forest, Laurent explores every possibility in order to magnify the animals’ subjectivity rather than simply represent it.

As an activist, the photography is committed to animal welfare and supports initiatives, associations and foundations such as GoodPlanet, Jane Goodall, Cheetaf For Ever, One Voice and L’Aspas. In 2013 he became a good will ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme and their Wild and Precious anti-poaching campaign. Primarily, it supports actions aimed at protecting wildlife from exploitation. The photographer calls for
the cessation of destructive activities towards animals such as hunting, along with the physical or psychological abuse caused by circuses, zoos and bullfighting.

Praised for their aesthetic strength and authenticity, Laurent’s black and white photos are the subject of various books, publications, exhibitions and lectures, and are regularly displayed in galleries in France and abroad.