VIZUALIZATOR 2022 – FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Author of the text: Tijana Duka, Art historian
For the tenth year in a row, Festival of Photography, Vizualizator, presents the most prominent names of the professional photography scene to the local audience. Award-winning and world renowned authors from several countries will familiarize the audience with topics and issues that professional photography deals with today.
This year’s Vizualizator, organized by the Center for the Development of Photography, is held at several locations in Belgrade, including UK Parobrod, Nikola Radošević Gallery, Đura Jakšić’s House and Progres Gallery. From November 17th to December 10th , the audience will have the opportunity to learn more about the trends and accomplishments of contemporary photography through exhibitions, workshops and other activities.
The grand opening of the Vizualizator 2022 will be held on November 17 th at 7 p.m. in the UK Parobrod with an exhibition of eminent Norwegian photographer, Espen Rasmussen, world-renowned author and winner of over 50 prestigious awards.
Exhibition People in need will present to the audience some of the topics that Rasmussen has been dealing with as an author for many years. His work directly stems from the contemporary social context and documents today’s problems through photography.
The grand opening will be preceded by a workshop, led by Rasmussen, for local professional photographers, who will have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the most respected professional photographers on the international photography scene.
Among Serbian and international authors, Ema Bednarž (Serbia), Boro Rudić (North Macedonia) and Lorenzo Castore (Italy) will also present their work to the audience at Vizualizator 2022.
The participants of this year’s festival are also young photographers who will have the opportunity to present themselves in this way and cooperate with world acclaimed professionals in the field of photography.
The festival also dedicates a special segment of the program to the national competition, Press Photo Serbia, which for years has recognized and rewarded the most successful works in the field of press photography.
Vizualizator’s aim is to educate and encourage networking between professionals, critics and audience. With a diverse program, the festival offers many opportunities and invites all connoisseurs and lovers of photography and art to get involved, improve their knowledge and exchange experience with prominent professional photographers whose work is recognized at the international level.
VIZUALIZATOR 2022 – MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
The 10 th Vizualizator Photography Festival will be opened by Espen Rasmussen, an author who is one of the top names of professional contemporary photography. The internationally recognized Norwegian photographer will present himself to our audience with the People in Need exhibition, which contains the author’s most successful works. Rasmussen is the winner of the world’s greatest awards in the field of photography. Among many others, there are multiple World Press Photo awards and the 1 st prize in Sony Picture of the Year International.
The grand opening is on November 17 th at 7 p.m. at UK Parobrod. The opening is preceded by a workshop that Rasmussen will hold for professional photographers, starting at 5 p.m.
Vizualizator festival, the most significant event in the field of photography in our area, has been held every year since 2013 and gathers the biggest names of the local and international photography scene.
Vizualizator 2022 will host authors from several countries. In addition to the giants of professional photography, young local photographers will also be presented, as well as the most successful participants in the national competition for the best photo in the media, Press Photo Serbia.
The Vizualizator Festival invites everyone interested to learn more about photography through exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and other activities that will take place from November 17 th to December 10 th at several locations in Belgrade.
PRESS PHOTO SERBIA 2022
Press Photo Serbia is a national competition for the best photos in local media, which, as the oldest competition of this type in the Balkans, has been held since 1999. For more than two decades, Press Photo Serbia has recognized and awarded top achievements in the field of press photography.
The jury of this year’s competition chose the best works and awarded the grand prize to Marko Djurica for the reportage Ukraine.
The selected photographs will be presented in an exhibition held as part of the tenth Vizualizator Photography Festival. The opening of the exhibition with the ceremonial awarding of prizes to the most successful participants will be held on November 26th at 7 p.m. at the Progress gallery.
At the Press Photo Serbia 2022 exhibition, 143 works will be presented to the public, among them reportage: The Endless Cycle by Sanja Knežević (award in the category Life reportage), In the heart of fire by Uroš Arsić (award in the category Blic reportage) and Volcano Eruption by Mina Delić (award in the category Environment reportage) and photos: Natalia and Ksenia by Vladimir Živojinović (award in the Portrait category), Over the Rainbow by Andrej Isaković (award in the Sport category) and Jump by Dragan Karadarević (special mention in the Sport category).
The jury members of this year’s Press photo Serbia competition are Predrag Uzelac, professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Igor Ril, art historian, Espen Rasmussen, editor of the Norwegian magazine VG, Nuno Ricou Salgado, director of the festival’s European platform, Oliver Bunić, photographer, Zvezdan Mančić, president of the Center for the Development of Photography.