Organ Vida 2013

time: 16.09.2013. - 21.09.2013.
place: Zagreb
organiser: Organ Vida
5th international photography festival Organ vida will take place from September 16th to 21st in Bačva gallery (HDLU), Kino Europa, A.K.C. Medika, Faculty of design and Tvornica Katran.
The competition for a documentary photo project on the subject of ‘Spaces’ attracted three hundred and ninety projects counting more than five thousand photographs from forty nine countries out of which the international jury chose the following finalists: Jeppe Bøje Nielsen (Denmark), Kai Löffelbein (Germany), Sarker Protick (Bangladesh), Venetia Dearden (Great Britain), Asmita Parelkar (India), Mario Pućić (Croatia), Maite Caramés (Spain), Franky De Schampheleer (Belgium), Justin Barton (Great Britain) i Michele Palazzi (Italy).

Five additional photographers are also featured in festival catalogue: Michel Le Belhomme, Dušan Rajić, Boštjan Pucelj, Chloe Bartram and Mario Wezel.

Their works are exhibited in Bačva gallery (HDLU) for the duration of the festival. The international jury of this year’s festival: Wasif Munem (Bangladesh), Matjaž Brulc (Slovenia), Boris Cvjetanović (Croatia), Ivana Tomanović (Serbia) i Petra Belc (Croatia).

Apart from the finalists, the 5th international photo festival Organ vida will also welcome two famous young photographers: Gareth Phillips (Wales), member of MJR collective and internationally acclaimed photographer, winner of the Ian Parry award 2007, Welsh Livery Society Award for Photographic Excellence 2007, the Magenta Photography Awards 2008 and British Council Open Cities Photographic Commission 2010., whose works are regularly published by The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, British Council, Newsweek, British Journal for Photography, The Observer, CNN Traveller and Ciril Jazbec (Slovenia), whose project Waiting to Move won him the Photo Folio Review at this year’s The Rencontres d'Arles festival (arguably the biggest photo festival today) and the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer award.
On September 15th, the day before the official opening of the festival, the Serbian photo collective Belgrade Raw presented a retrospective of their work of the past four years in A.K.C. Medika. The Artist Talk, part of the program where the visiting finalists will take the audience through the exhibition and talk about their projects will take place in Bačva gallery on September 17th from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Open Show Zagreb, a slideshow presentation of photo projects with the authors’ Q and A session with audience will host Ciril Jazbec, Asmita Parelkar, Maite Caramés, Justin Burton i Gareth Philips and will take place on September 19th at 8 PM on the lawn in front of HDLU.
The Croatian photographer and artist Maša Bajc will give a lecture in the subject of ‘The feeling of space’ in Kino Europa on September 20th at 7 PM.
Sandra Vitaljić, Iva Prosoli, Marko Ercegović, Boris Cvjetanović and Maša Bajc will review portfolios at portfolio review on Saturday, September 21st at 11am, in Gallery Barrel, CAA.

The festival will also be home to three different workshops held by Saša Kralj, Daio Dević, Isidora Nikolić and Luka Knežević-Strika. Works produced at the workshops will be presented and exhibited in A.K.C. Medika on Saturday, September 21st at 7 PM.
A party at Tvornica Katran will mark the closing of the festival.

Entrance to all festival happenings (not including the workshops) is free of charge.


(D.H., 17.09.2013)