(UN)WANTED IDENTITIES: Storytelling in the Post-Yugoslav Context


Which story do you want to tell?
There is nothing more powerful than a story and yet documentary photography storytelling has much to do with one’s perspective. Which story do you want to tell?

The works of fifteen resounding female photographers attests that images can drive social change, reframe harmful narratives and empower. These artists stimulate critical thinking about pressing local issues in relation to Female Lives and human rights alike. The exhibition tells a collection of very different stories, ranging from gender and feminism to sexuality, from communist grandmothers to rural lives and marginalised people such as refugees and LGBT. These photographs examine identity and human vulnerability. The works adopt a diversity of approaches to images ranging from fashion, theatre or landscape photography to post-war photojournalism. Coming from the Southeast Europe, many of these photographers are becoming household names in their native countries and internationally. Their accolades are well deserved in today’s world in which a single image can shift public opinion.

© Jelena Jankovic, “Halubian Bell Bearers”

© Boryana Katsarova, “Migrants Winter Journey”

© Glorija Lizde

© Mia Novakova

© Sanja Knezevic, “Uprooted Community”



Mia Novakova
Jelena Jankovic
Glorija Lizde
Imrana Kapetanovic
Boryana Katsarova
Marija Jankovic
Roxana Pop
Sanja Knezevic
Dijana Muminovic
Senja Vild
Andjela Petrovski
Jelena Zigic
Katja Goljat
Lazara Marinkovic
Marcella Zanki

Rich Mix >>


All prints by Digitalarte Limited