Monday, 24 May 2021

Exhibition of Photos Taken by Randa Maroufi To Be Staged in French Institute

May 23, 2021 - A photographic exhibition entitled "Intruders" by French Moroccan artist Randa Maroufi officially opens in Zagreb on 1 June as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary French Institute in Croatia.

The exhibition presents an inversion of the archetypal notion of culture with women as "intruders" who have the same gestures and stature as men in public spaces: playing cards, watching a football match, sitting in cafes, and so on.

The exhibition is part of events organized by the French Institute in Croatia and the French Embassy, ahead of the Forum for equality of the generations, a global feminist conference chaired by France and Mexico and will be held in Paris from 30 June to 2 July.

In addition to Maroufi's exhibition, the institute will organize round table debates on gender-based violence and autonomy of the body, sexual and reproductive health, and rights.

Maroufi will be in Zagreb herself from 30 May to 3 June. She graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, Morocco, and the School of Fine Arts, Angers, in Le Fresnoy in France.

She has received many awards for her films Le Park (2105), Bab Sebta (2019), and Les Intruses (2019).

She has conducted exhibitions throughout the world. They include the Reina Sofía Museum, Spain, New Museum, USA,  Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, and the Biennale de Dakar, Senegal.  

The Zagreb exhibition in the French Institute will remain open until 30 June.

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Exhibition of Photos About Boka Kotorska Croats to Be Staged in Zagreb

ZAGREB, 9 May 2021 - An exhibition of photos taken by photographer Dražen Zetić about the heritage and culture of the Croats in the Montenegrin Bay of Boka Kotorska will open in the Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) in Zagreb on Wednesday, 12 May.

This exhibition called "Fides et honor!" will include also some of the artifacts possessed by the HAZU Academy pertaining to the history and heritage of the Boka Kotorska area, for instance, documents about the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Tryphon dating back to 1166, or a collection of poems written in the Croatian language in Budva in 1640.

As far as the photographs are concerned, author Zetić took them in the period from 2015 to 2020.

The exhibition runs through 31 May.

On Saturday, Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman visited the Croat community in the Bay of Boka Kotorska and on that occasion pledged support to the preservation of the identity of ethnic Croats in that part of Montenegro.

He also announced some plans for including teaching about this Croat community in the educational curricula in both Croatia and Montenegro and in the training of local tour guides in the bay so as to raise awareness about the heritage of that ethnic community.

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Touch of Baranja Photo Exhibition in Zagreb Until End of April

April 21, 2021 - A Touch of Baranja showcases 20 photos of the Baranja region to promote this rich natural and cultural site to both domestic and foreign visitors.

If you want to experience a touch of Baranja, but you're stuck in Zagreb, the city's Flower square (Cvjetni trg) offers you a compromise.  

Dodir baRAnJe (A Touch of Baranja), an outdoor photo exhibition that will remain open until the end of April, highlights 20 photos of beautiful Baranja.

''A picture says a thousand words, so this is how we decided to present the beauty of Baranja and motivate Zagreb's citizens and their guests to visit the region located between the Danube and Drava rivers next to the border with Hungary to have a proper break,'' says the website of the Baranja Tourist Board.

The Tourist Board, along with Tourist Boards of Draž and Bilje-Kopački Rit hosted the event.

Nenad Milić, Dubravko Franjin, Romulić&Stojčić Studio, Mario Đurkić, and Zvonimir Janković are the photographers whose work is being featured in the exhibition. Below every photo, there is a QR code that offers an explanation of the photo both in English and Croatian, and in the evening, the photos are illuminated by solar power collected during the day.

As written by the Explore Croatia site, Baranja is special for its display of multiculturalism of the people who live there and who have previously passed through the territory. Tradition and cultural heritage in the area have survived the challenges of time, and nowhere is that more visible than in Baranja's cuisine.


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''Baranja continues to remain a special destination which will tell the traveller various stories about tradition, family, life secrets, love, death, wines, hot peppers, specific fishing, weddings…“, explains the Explore Croatia site.

Baranja also offers the richness of nature as it is surrounded by rivers and the Kopački Rit swamp and bird reserve that is home to a wide and impressive variety of animals and plants, representing a real treat for the dedicated traveller.

When in Baranja, make sure to try the delicious Fiš Paprikaš, Baranja's own local Kulen recipe, and carp prepared in a delicious way only Baranja knows how to do.

Learn more about Croatia's food on our TC page

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

PHOTOS: Croatia's Incredible Culture And Nature - Romulić and Stojčić New Exhibition

August 25, 2020 - The award-winning artistic photography duo Romulić and Stojčić showcase their work 2011 – 2019 for free at Ulupuh Gallery, Zagreb until Monday 7 September

Mario and Dražen aka Romulić and Stojčić have been collaborating for almost 20 years. Their innovative photography is often breathtaking and shows the very best of Croatian cultural and natural heritage.

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A new exhibition, 'Interval' showcases some of their best-loved work from 2011 – 2019. Curated by Elizabeta Wagner, the exhibition opened on Tuesday 25 August and runs until Monday 7 September.

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The images of Romulić and Stojčić examine the nature, landscapes, architecture and culture of Croatia. Although they embrace innovative photography techniques and contemporary multimedia modes of expression, beneath the fresh perspectives lie a palpable love of Croatia and some of its greatest assets. Wholly apolitical, their photographs can be enjoyed by all.

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Grebeni kraj, Dubrovnik

Romulić and Stojčić were first spotted when they won first place at the Zagreb Tourist Film Festival in 2012 with the short film 'Višnjan Observatory'. One year later, they held a large international exhibition on the occasion of Croatia's accession to the European Union; 'Flash of Diversity' was exhibited in Budapest, Brussels, Rome, Linz, Moscow and Kiev.

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Their joint work as Romulić and Stojčić has appeared in about 10 books and several exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. They are also frequent collaborators with Total Croatia News – you can see one of their stunning photographs at the start of each day if you follow our Facebook page and set to 'see first'. There are few better ways of waking up than with a beautiful photograph of Croatia that will stay with you for the rest of the day.

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Today, Romulić & Stojčić run a successful multimedia studio that deals with professional photo and video production. They maintain a special interest in tourism and architecture and collaborate with numerous tourist boards, construction companies, architects and designers.


All photos © Romulić and Stojčić

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Didi from Kamešnica Exhibition in Vinkovci

At the gallery of the Photo club Vinkovci a new exhibition was opened on February 11, 2016. Presenting the costumed tradition "Didi" from Kamešnica thirty young photographers, are exhibiting their work from 2014 contest of the Croatian Photographic Union for young photographers.

According to, the head of the program for young photographers Zlata Medak stated, that 3 years ago, girls from Gljev joined the workshop, together with young photographers from Split, Hvar and Brač, Bjelovar, Vinkovci and Zagreb.

The exhibition was very well received among the Vinkovci people, who showed interest in old carnival traditions of Gljev and the whole Sinj area and made the efforts of the young photographers very much appreciated.