Photographer Stanko Abandžić exhibits in Photon Gallery – Ljubljana

Photos from the new cycle explore abstract games between light and shadow, and that is the essence of black/white photography, so the author still remains true to the beauty of this kind of photography.

Stanko Abadžić (1952) is a photojournalist who has an unbelievably wide range of genre and theme within his work. Undoubtedly, this is because after his amateur beginnings, he achieved professional maturity working with the press. There photography was already concerned with not just what the authorities liked, but with serious, purposeful and, at the end of the day, dependable work. A photojournalist working for the press usually does not usually have much extra time on his hands. A native of Vukovar, Croatia, he had already dedicated himself to photography by the age of fifteen. His early efforts were connected with the Borovo photography club. There he took part in members’ exhibitions, and the club also arranged his first solo exhibitions. He completed his studies in German, and worked as a correspondent for the Croatian newspaper Vjesnik. Since 1995 he has been living and working as a photographer in Prague, which has remained his second love. He dedicates himself to his new home as generously as to the Adriatic coast, where has not ceased to return for visits. An exhibition, which he opened in the year 2000 in the chamber galleries of the photographic home of Josef Sudek, was the best proof of this. However, this was not the first time Abadžić had exhibited in Prague. He participated in the exhibition Art against Racism, which was arranged in 1998 by the Humanist movement in the exhibition hall Mánes. About one year later he took part in a similar exhibit in the gallery in the Rock Cafe club. He has put on smaller exhibitions at the Jazz Club Železná and in the Literary Cafe on Týnská street he even launched a solo exhibition. With an exhibition in the (Mirror of Life showing) in (the chamber galleries of the photographic home of Josef Sudek) supported by The Republic of Croatia’s embassy in Prague, he introduced his most complex work yet. In 1999 Stanko Abadžić participated in the 1st Photographic Biennial on the island of Krk in Croatia. At the beginning of 2001, he received a prize at the well-attended annual Prague photographic exhibit and competition here he also displayed his Prague motifs.

Stanko Abadžić works for various magazines such as Elle, Spot, Photo Life, Respekt, Photo, Fotomag. Portfolio of Mr. Abadžić was published in the photo magazine Photoeye and Schwarzweiss. (biography taken from: