BPM 2022: The Angry Bat

Date: May 20, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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The Angry Bat is a publishing imprint created by Slovenian photographer Matej Sitar in 2012. The presentation will focus on the publications of the publishing house, the workflow and also the Maribor photo-book award, which is being organised by The Angry Bat biannually.

The Angry Bat is the publishing trademark of Slovenian photographer Matej Sitar. Its goal for the future is to publish as many limited edition photo-books as possible.

The Angry Bat aims to bring much joy to all book-lovers who value independently produced artist books of beautiful quality.

The conversation will be conducted in English.

theangrybat.com

BPM 2022: Beograd Concrete. Inês d’Orey. Photo book presentation

Date: May 20, 2022

Time: 17:00 - 18:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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Inês d’Orey
Beograd Concrete

In addition to exhibiting at Belgrade Photo Month 2021, Inês d’Orey participated in an artist residency in the Serbian capital at the Footnote Centre for Image and Text, where she developed the series “Beograd Concrete” based around the modernist and brutalist architecture present in this region of the world. The residence was supported by the Embassy of Portugal in Serbia. “Beograd Concrete” book is published by Galeria das Salgadeiras, with the support of “Garantir Cultura” programme by the Ministery of Culture from Portugal and “PORTO” city hall programme. The book was designed by Leonel Duarte and the editorial coordination of Cláudio Garrudo.

The research proposed for this residency, which is deeply in line with Inês d’Orey’s artistic work, is related to architecture and the identity that this gives to the territory where it operates, as had already happened in other cities such as Lisbon, Porto, Copenhagen and Tokyo. In the case of Belgrade, she was particularly interested in the mixture of styles and architectural references she found in the city, where public buildings built between 1946 and 1980 and other housing or office buildings dating from the First World War, when Yugoslavia was formed, intersect.

In the book of the same name, curator Andreia Garcia says: “In this journey through images, let us understand ourselves as passive subjects, just like the architects of the past, without losing the sense of the gaze, but reinforcing it over the gaze from the photograph that takes away the current and factual point of view about the definition of time, one that does not start from the tabula rasa, that does not go back to zero to understand or write what happens, but rather announces the changes that allow for advancement.” By crossing recent events in the history of this country, which now has Serbia as its name, it is also possible to understand, or try to understand, the impact that political programmes have, or can have, on the identity and architecture of its cities.

This conversation will be conducted in English.

inesdorey.com

BPM 2022: Fuego Books, the birth of a new publisher. Presentation by Gustavo Alemán

Date: May 19, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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Fuego BooksGustavo Alemán, editor at Fuego Books, will talk about his experience of becoming an editor after being a published photographer. From small personal stories, to international homages to David Lynch, he will explain the philosophy and the books of Fuego Books.

Publishing photobooks is a complex affair. Choosing the right project to publish, assembling a team, and dealing with all the aspects of bookmaking. This is a complex web of decisions that spans from the design and sequencing of the photobook, its pre-press and printing, to the distribution and showcasing of the final work. In this talk, Spanish editor Gustavo Alemán will recount his experiences and offer practical advice in all the phases of the process to those photo enthusiasts and future editors that are interested in following a similar route.

This presentation has been organised through the essential support of Embassy of Spain in Belgrade and the Instituto Cervantes in Belgrade.

fuegobooks.com

BPM 2022: Witty Books

Date: May 19, 2022

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Belgrado

Lectures and Talks

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Witty Books is an independent publishing house founded in 2012 (previously named Witty Kiwi) with the intention of promoting contemporary photography and visual culture. In fact, in addition to publishing, it pays considerable attention to image education through workshops and masterclasses. During almost ten years of activity Witty Books has collaborated with young and established artists, from all over the world.

Tommaso Parrillo (1989) studied photography at the Fine Arts Academy in Naples. In 2012 he founded the publishing house Witty Books and in the 2015 he become co-founder of Jest, an exhibition space about photography. He currently lives in Turin and work as a publisher, curator and educator.

This presentation has been organised through the essential support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Belgrado.

This conversation will be conducted in English.

witty-books.com

BPM 2022: Imprensa Nacional. PH. Series

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 17:00 - 18:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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The Ph. Series is a collection of monographs dedicated to contemporary Portuguese photographers published by Imprensa Nacional (Portuguese Official Printing Office) and directed by Cláudio Garrudo . These books aim at divulging the work of these artists by showcasing the expanded and multiple territories of photography and being further enriched with texts written by specialists.


The titles already published in the collection are: Ph.01 Jorge Molder, Ph.02 Paulo Nozolino, Ph.03 Helena Almeida, Ph.04 Fernando Lemos, Ph.05 José M. Rodrigues, Ph.06 Ernesto de Sousa and Ph.07 Jorge Guerra. The latest book release is Ph.08 Daniel Blaufuks, and this will be introduced for the first time at Belgrade Photo Month Book edition 2022.

This conversation will be conducted in English.

Thank you to the Embassy of Portugal in Serbia and Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua for their help and support.

imprensanacional.pt

BPM 2022: Between Pages – Self-published photo-books from Austria

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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Between Pages – Self-published photo-books from Austria

Presented by Vreni Hockenjos and Thomas Licek

Vreni Hockenjos and Thomas Licek will talk about Reflektor, a Vienna based platform for self-published photobooks, and show an example from a series of video interviews with authors.

This conversation will be conducted in English.

reflektor.org

BPM 2022: Singular Visions – Image, Text and the Photographic

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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Singular Visions – Image, Text and the Photographic

What we might call “The Photographic” encompasses much more than just the use of a camera.

Printed materials combine images from many different sources, often together with text – to bring a wide range of creative possibilities.

Footnote Centre for Image and Text was established in Belgrade as an independent space, in which the relationship between images and text informs its publications, workshops, presentations and residencies. Our aim is to support writers and practitioners in communicating their ideas and giving shape to their productions.

We are in the process of assembling a curated collection of printed material by artists, collectives, writers and photographers in our reading room and we will be giving an idea of this resource in the presentation, and how we hope it will develop.

Pure Land is a publishing initiative set up in 2015 to produce small independent publications relating to Art and Photography. Founded by Allan Parker.

What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?1

Allan Parker has a degree in Fine Art from The University of Reading and a PG Dip from Central Saint Martins, London. He is a founder member of Footnote Centre for Image and Text in Belgrade.

His artworks, books, designs and installations have been shown in a range of spaces in London including the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the the Museum of Childhood,. as well as at venues in Tokyo, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Athens, and Belgrade.

He was a senior lecturer (.5) on the MA and BA in Photography at the University of Westminster until 2019 and continues teaching as a visiting lecturer at The Camberwell School of Art, London and at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Tech in Bangalore, India.

1 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

allanforresterparker.co.uk
pureland.co.uk
footnotecentre.org

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

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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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.

BPM 2022: GRAIN

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 15:30 - 18:00

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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GRAIN  

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.

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

Date: May 16, 2022

Time: 16:30 - 17:15

Location: UK Parobrod

Lectures and Talks

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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. 

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