“Ljubigrad – Belana, Ljubi Beograd – Bela Ljubljana“

2010-2011

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Photo: From SKCDK archives

“LJUBIGRAD – BELANA, LJUBI BEOGRAD – BELA LJUBLJANA“

Photo exhibition in the open in the capitals of Slovenia and Serbia

The exhibition was organized by the Serbian Cultural Center Danilo Kis and the Centre for Cultural Decontamination from Belgrade, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City Municipality of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Tourism.

120 photographs taken in Belgrade and Ljubljana by the Belgian photographer Jim Sumkay evoke the daily life of both cities. The cities, which share the joint history and a rich cultural exchange, were first visited by the author and caught in his camera lens in June 2010. We were interested in how “the third eye“ sees the rhythm of both cities, the image of urbanity, and, above all, the primary witness of contemporary history – human face.

The photographs have been exhibited during 2010 and 2011 in the Tivoli park in Ljubljana and at the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade.

Jim Sumkay is the world famous “anonymous“ Belgian photographer who documents the everyday life in black-and-white. Besides Belgium, he has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Havana, Kiev and New Orleans, primarily billboards in urban premises, rarely in galleries.