The International Documentary Documentary Film Organ Vida, whose seventh edition is devoted to the theme of the border, was opened on Thursday at the Gallery of Klovićevih Dvori with the central exhibition of the finalists and four accompanying photo exhibitions representing the current world photographic scene.
The next ten days festival in Zagreb brings the richest program to date, lectures, workshops, book promotion, film screenings, and opens the new exhibition season of the Upper Town Gallery.
"Photography is life, a moment, what we all are and that is why I am happy to open the season with the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery and that I was persistent despite all the people who asked me why this photo could get my place here," said the head of the Gallery, Jasmina Bavoljak.
We want to open to the public and that's why all programs will be free, added Bavoljak, inviting citizens to visit the Klović's Palace for the next month.
The director of the festival, Marina Paulenka, welcomed all participants of the festival, pointing out that her team has been preparing an intensive discursive, educational and film program for nearly a year, along with a rich show.
Finalists and selected at the main exhibition at Klovićeva Dvori
Ten major finalists selected from 350 projects from 47 countries, Michel Le Belhomme (France), Arnau Bach (Spain), Myriam Meloni (Italy), Daesung Lee (South Korea), Aras Goekten (Germany), Anton Polyakov (Moldova), Lana Mesic (Netherlands), Tommaso Tanini (Italy), Paolo Ciregia (Spain), Alnis Stakle (Latvia).
Le Belhomme, in the "Two Labyrinths" series, exhibited works boundary between documentation and fiction, the Ciregia series of photographs document the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis, and Glass in the "Theory R" series shows the birthright that sits below the safe tourist routes, hiding the ruins of Soviet architecture and many dangers.
The consequences of the genocide in Rwanda are the Dutch photographer of the Croatian origin, Lana Mesic, examining the question of crimes in "Anatomy of Forgiveness", while Morocco is discussing in the series "Limbo" Myriam Meloni with photographs of captured migrants wishing to go to Europe.
Tanini explores the feelings of fear and oppression in former DR in Germany, Bach's photographs "The Suburbs" reveals the lifestyle of young people in the ghettoes of Paris, and Polyakov depicts Transylvanian, a former part of the Soviet Union.
Daesung Lee, who was also the finalist of the Zagreb Film Festival this year, is a "Futurist Archaeology" project that challenges the traditional Mongolian nomadic way of life endangered by changes in the environment. "Arkanum" series Aras Goethe focuses on today's metropolis and deals with the relationship between man and the urban environment.
In view of the high quality of this year's entries, five additional, especially proud projects were selected for the exhibition, by Jean-Christophe Guillaume (Belgium), Emile Ducke (Germany), Emanuele Occhipinti (Italy), Andrejs Strokins (Latvia) and Olivier Lovey (Switzerland).
Accompanying exhibitions represent a contemporary photographic scene
In addition to the main exhibition, the exhibition "O Mothers of Bosnia", which focuses on women raped during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is being exhibited at the Klovićev trgs, "The Sochi Project: Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus region", on the transoformation of the city in the Winter Olympics, beneath Bucharest "speaks of the deprived people living in the underground tunnels of that city, and the" Framed Stories "of Finnish artists re-examine the essence of what we know and think we know.
The next days in the galleries Miroslav Kraljević, Kranjčar and Zvonimir will be opening the exhibition "Import Desert" on the landfill of mineral fertilizers in Kutina, "White night" on St. Petersburg and "Eastreet" dedicated to street photography from Eastern Europe.
The festival is up to 18. September, and besides exhibits, organizes a series of photo talks, how to teach about the media, the boundaries between photographers and photographers, who post photos of the media in these workshops about the correct digital processing of photos, photograms and street photography.
The talks will be arranged with guest artists, Roger Ballen, Rob Hornstrom and Arnold van Bruggen, and Ola Triaškom Stefanović, and the books "H. Said He Loved Us "with Tommaso Tanini's photographs presented at the exhibition, and" The History of European Photography (1900.-2000.) ".
As part of the film program, "Salt of the Earth" will be screened by Wima Wenders, the documentary portrait of famous Brazilian photographer Sebastiaa Salgada, with which Dokukino KIC starts the season, and a short movie about "Reely and Truly", a new documentary directed by Tyrone Lebona.