Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Photographs of Mato Kaić Exhibited at the Zagreb Ethnographic Museum

June 15, 2022 - An exhibition of photographs by Mato Kaić, called "Light Paintings under the Bosnian Sky", opened at the Ethnographic Museum last night. 

"The exhibition of photographs of the first Livno amateur photographer from the beginning of the XX century Mate Kaić is a continuation of the successful collaboration of the Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica - Livno with the Ethnographic Museum started in 2015. This exhibition is the fruit of valuable acquisitions consisting of 327 glass plates color slides), cameras with accompanying photographic equipment, and several German photography manuals. The exhibition will feature photographs with ethnographic motifs, some of which were taken in Croatia, in Dubrovnik, Sinj, and Split, and are of great importance, because they represent a heritage that can only be seen today thanks to diligent lovers of photography and the region in which they lived.'', reads the description of the exhibition.

With his photography, Mato Kaić recorded and thus preserved historical events, his companions, vanished customs, landscapes, and architecture of cities. With his camera, he immortalized the views of Split, Rijeka dubrovačka, the Sinjska alka, beautiful landscapes of Kupreško, Livanjsko polje, and more.

The amateur photography of BiH from the beginning of the 20th century has been insufficiently researched, and Kaić's legacy partly sheds light and provides a better insight into the amateur photography of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the beginning of the 20th century and proves that amateur photographers have contributed to the development of art photography in the region.

The authors of the exhibition are Ružica Barišić and Željka Markov, senior librarian and manager, and museum advisor and curator at the Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica - Livno, reports Večernji List. The curator of the exhibition is Iris Biškupić Bašić, museum advisor of the Ethnographic Museum.

The exhibition was realized in cooperation with the Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica - Livno, and is held under the auspices of the Central State Office for Croats outside the Republic of Croatia. The project was made possible by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb - City Office of Culture and the Livno Community - Zagreb.

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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

Friday, 17 November 2017

Photography Exhibition Celebrating 125th Anniversary of Fotoklub Zagreb

Stunning photos made by members of Fotoklub Zagreb.