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BPM 2022: Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. Creation of Photo-book

17 May 18h
UK Parobrod

Kapetan Mišina 6a,Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia   Creation of Photo-books • Image Narrative and Visual Storytelling   What is bookmaking? What is visual storytelling? What is visual dramaturgy? How do you establish a professional network of industry contacts? How to understand the photobook market across Europe. How to read images and how to tell your story with photography. What is the role of graphic design in the book and why is it essential? Why make a photo-book?   The online lecture will focus and open discussion on all these topics and explain what a photo-book is and show examples that can be helpful in the photo-book creation process.   Lecturers:
Olja Triaška Stefanović, photographer, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava Slovakia
Juraj Blaško, graphic designer, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia   This conversation will be conducted in English.


17. maj u 15,30 časova
UK Parobrod

Kapetan Mišina 6a, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

The “GRAIN” association was founded in Belgrade in 2015 with a special emphasis on the promotion, development and production of documentary hotography, based on society and social engagement. Grain Association has organised several exhibitions by photographers and published a number of photo books.
Igor Čoko – Subverzivna estetika ulice, 2017
The aesthetics of the street from the perspective of a visual anthropologist that evokes the turbulent struggle of the metropolis and the province to the last drop of sweat.
Colour, 104 pages, 22×20 cm, hardcover, digital reissue.
Igor Čoko – Karaburma moj geto, 2019
Belgrade Bronx, Little Colombia, visual aesthetics of the street, the end of the restless spirit in a new, supplemented reissue over an increased number of pages.
Monochrome, 128 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Igor Čoko – Living Behind Bars, 2020
The story of the life of a convict behind bars in Belgrade’s central prison, published in English. Original books published
in 2016.
Monochrome, 128 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Igor Čoko – Štekovi, 2021
The story of migrants traveling through Belgrade during the years 2015-21, and their stay in all imaginable and unimaginable forms of rat holes, shelters and barns, while on their way to the EU.
Monochrome, 128 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Imre Szabo – Godine zapleta, 2021
A important photo-book on the topic of our downfall from Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and again to Kosovo. Lessons from which we learned nothing. A doyen masterpiece of newspaper and documentary photography.
Monochrome, 128 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Neven Grujić – JHaria Burning, 2022
Direct transmission from one of the largest and most polluted mines in India and on the planet. When you see these scenes, you will want to go to Bor on vacation. No kidding!
Monochrome, 104 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Miloš Stošić – Ljudi govore, 2022
I will not curse you out loud, I will make you read this book of thoughts drawn on the walls in which the whole vortex of madness of the brains of the local state of consciousness is hidden. This will be an important historical book in the future.
Colour, 128 pages, 20×20 cm, hardcover.
Miloš Cvetković – Bilo jednom na Azurnoj obali, 2022
Once upon a time, there was a seemingly free world and we as a nation were a part of it. Uncensored, directly from the crowd, the legendary Cvele recorded the freedom, decadence and hedonism of the Cote d’Azur in the early 1980s through the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo, Formula 1 races. This historical photo-book provides a break before the upcoming book about Bosnia, after which you will really not be well.
Monochrome, 128 pages, 25×20 cm, hardcover.
Nemanja Ledenski – Sirovi rezovi, 2021
If a book describes the brutality of the street, it is Nemanja’s masterpiece. Escaping from the shackles of the capital, these images faithfully evoke the charm and raw immediacy of provincial life, striking between the horns and below the belt. This book will make your eyes bleed.
Monochrome, 64 sides, 20×20 cm, hardcover.
This conversation will be conducted in English.

BPM 2022: Photo book self-publishers, talk

16. maj u 17,15 časova
UK Parobrod

Kapetan Mišina 6a, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

Photo book self-publishers
During BPM book 2022 we will be presenting several talks based around the theme of photo books. In addition to these presentations on books, by both authors and publishers from across Europe, there will be a fantastic three-day workshop and a photo book market.
We enter this world of photo books hand in hand with photographers, editors, publishers and organisers of photo book contests, in order to have a global vision.
Surely all of us who create photographic projects with our cameras would also like to be able to see our work on the shelves of a book store, art store, photography store or some photographic market in the form of a book. Perhaps it is a more economical way for people to take our work into their homes rather than buying original prints. Perhaps we can start dreaming that this may be possible, or even win a book award!
This talk will bring together several photographers who have self-published books. They will share their experiences with us, from the choice of the project, the narrative, selection of materials, texts, design, format of the book, financing, and the production of the book. They will also offer advice about what to do once we have the final book in our hands, how to distribute it, how to give it a life and make it visible within Serbia.
The participants are:
Dušan Đorđević
Katarina Radović
Siniša Vlajković
The conversation will be conducted in English.

BPM 2022: Anahronike/Anachronicles 1995–2020. Siniša Vlajković. Photo book presentation

16 May 16,30h
UK Parobrod

Kapetan Mišina 6a, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

Siniša Vlajković
Anachronicles 1995–2020
Having lived in Beirut and Dubai and travelled extensively across the Middle East, Siniša Vlajković began to photographically record his impressions and experiences of this complex, multi-ethnic, multi-confessional, historically layered, turbulent but always inspiring part of the world, and to imprint his memories of growing up in the Balkans.
The title of the monograph Anachronicles”, a neologism created from the terms “anachronism” and “chronicle”, summarises the character of Siniša Vlajković’s photographic opus created during the last 25 years, and presented here in a thematically rounded series titled “Americana” (1995), “Time Regained” (2003–2008), “Genius Loci” (2006–2012), “Substations” (2007-2013), “Balkan Jazz” (2013–2020) and “Largo” (2009–2020).
The monograph contains 75 reproductions, texts by New York-based independent curator, Lara Pan, and art historian and curator, Jovana Stokić, as well as an interview with Siniša Vlajković by the Hungarian art historian Zoltán Somhegyi.

This talk will be conducted in English

BPM 2022: Weird World. Vuk Vidor. Photo book presentation

16th May 15h UK Parobrod

Kapetan Mišina 6a, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

Vuk Vidor • Weird World
(Analogue Photos for a Digital Age)
Photography has always been a part of my life and of my artistic practice. As a way to fix time and create memories, as a source of images or help for my work with paintings, drawings or installations. Before smartphones, carrying a camera suggested a more dedicated approach to photography. You could use it for touristic purposes or as a way to document your life. An artist tends to use it for “artistic” purposes either in pure photographic terms or for their work. I did both by creating images for record covers or my own visual experiments which were conceived to some extent in a “professional” way, and on the other side by using disposable analogue cameras on a daily basis, small instamatics and the first little digital ones that you could carry in your pocket. These were used for memories, odd snapshots of daily life, events, travels etc.
In those days you would give your films to the photo lab and get the photos back in a box. Often some of the pictures had a sticker on them with the label “Non Facturé”, which meant they were considered by the lab as bad, out of focus, badly framed, overexposed or just mistakes, so you didn’t have to pay for them. This collection of images is based initially on those rejected photos which when put together create strange visual sequences of disbalanced moments and details. By setting them in a left-right layout, a dialogue is created between them and possible stories emerge. These images feature known or unknown people, self-portraits, places from all around the world and they create a strange collection of fragmented moments and memories before everybody became a photographer and started documenting and exposing their own lives on the internet. These fragments from an analogue age are the opposite and in clear contrast to the digital filtered artificial imagery that today’s devices provide to everyone. Somehow the analogue mistakes become more real than the digital perfection. And that way we can maybe return to something more artistic.
This conversation will be conducted in English.

Encuentro con el fotógrafo García de Marina

April 2 5:30 – 7PM
Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado
Čika Ljubina 19, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

La fotografía de García de Marina es profundamente irreverente con lo real, busca transformar e imprimir nuevas identidades a los objetos, se subleva ante lo obvio y repara en la grandeza de lo cotidiano. La desnudez de sus imágenes, deja todo el protagonismo a los objetos que son despojados de su esencia para ser reinventados. El artista busca dar emoción a un cubierto, a una cerilla o contar una historia, su propia historia, con una cáscara de un huevo.

García de Marina no realiza ninguna manipulación fotográfica en las imágenes, sino que transforma los objetos creando escenarios y busca la mejor perspectiva para fotografiarlos. Desde el minimalismo, la creatividad de su mirada reivindica otra realidad. Desde la observación podemos crear, desde la imaginación podemos innovar.

En esta charla con el director del festival Belgrade Photo Month nos hablará sobre su obra personal, mostrando fotografías de su evolución en la búsqueda y desarrollo de conceptos, de cómo llegó al mundo del objeto, y sobre las construcción y realización de las imágenes. También recordará dos de sus últimos proyectos más relevantes “Diálo2” e “Inocentes”.

Actividad en español con traducción simultánea al serbio. Entrada libre. Aforo limitado.

La Fabrique de la Culture Presenting Transeurope

Tonight, 11th April 2018, at 19h – 21h, “La Fabrique de la Culture” series of French-Serbian art discussions, presents Transeurope platform. Come to French Institute in Serbia, Knez Mihailova 31.

Transeurope, is a platform for photographers and professionals to learn, interact and develop their work internationally. This forum for photography and visual arts borrows from the portfolio reviews formula as creative exchange.

Presented by Christine Ollier and Vangelis Ioakimidis

Christine Ollier is an art historian and an expert in cultural strategy, communication and territorial policies. She is an internationally renowned expert in photography and contemporary art. She conceived a large number of monographic and thematic exhibitions, both in the field of contemporary art and in the field of photography. After having cofounded and directed the gallery Les filles du calvaire, in Paris and Brussels from 1996 to 2016, she has been pursuing her solo career since, devoted to the design of cultural projects, the curatorial of exhibitions and the publication of critical texts as well as artistic consulting activities with artists and collectors. Troughout her career she has established links between artists, institutions, curators and develops projects that illustrate an extraordinary connectivity between public and private partnerships. As a contemporary photo expert, she is regularly invited to participate to juries, portfolio reviews and workshops.

Vangelis Ioakimidis has curated more than 300 exhibitions and publications in France, Greece and in another 15 countries, and he has been collaborating with more than 100 institutions and organizations. He has taken part in more than 30 events; as member of jury for photographic books, contests and Biennale committees, nominator for the Prix Pictet, portfolio reviewer, speaker in conferences, seminars and round table meetings, while he has also been member of national committees on photography. For more than a decade, he had been the Director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (TMP), as well as the Director of PhotoBiennale. While he had been the Artistic Director of the Skopelos Photographic Centre, he had also, been the Curator Program for the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. He had been appointed General Commissioner of Greece in “Septembre de la photographie” in Nice, France, as well as the Curator for the Greek Year in Toulouse, France. He has worked as production and coordination manager, and director of publications at “Contrejour”, the photography magazine “Camera Ιnternational” and the “Photographies Magazine” in Paris.

Conference will be in French with simultaneous translation to Serbian

SharpShooters project BPM | Talent selection

Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 10th, 18 PM

Kralja Petra 71

Svoje radove će predstaviti:

PRVI DAN subota 16.04. od 18h:
Nemanja Đorđević
Igor Prusac
Aleksandar Stojadinović
Kosta Mushu Djurakovic
Igor Lazic
Relja V Simic
Nedeljkov Jovan
Marijana Janković
Marija Prica
Владимир Живојиновић
Milena Popovic
Momčilo Uzunović

DRUGI DAN nedelja 17.04. od 18h:
Ivana Tesic
Sofija Modošanov
Danilo Mijatovic
Pavle Kaplanec
Kristina AgdejeonaKristina Ciric
Anđela Petrovski
Milica Mili Cvetković
Nemanja Maraš
Rados Ruzic
Mina Jevremović
Виторовић Алекса
Vojislav Vujanić