Well, there was a rumour. But sometimes you get an email which confirms the rumour, things become clearer, images show you proof.
My Roma portrait work had been shown in Bursa Photo Festival in 2012, kindly invited by the festival curator and photographer Jason Eskenazi, and then nicely it was taken out of their storerooms and travelled onwards to GaleriBU in Istanbul, then onwards again to be part of the photography work shown in Sofia Photo Festival. The work had a nice little life going for itself, again all facilitated by Jason Eskenazi, in the Balkans and Mediterranean. And I didn’t have to do much other than give consent by email for it to keep travelling. Great.
And then there was a rumour. “Can your work be shown in Belgrade, Serbia?” was the question. Sure I said, the more places the merrier. And then it all went quiet. Nothing. Submarine radio silence. Not even a ping from the depths.
Until yesterday when an email pops in, ping!, ‘Hi, the show went well. the work was well received. can we get a portrait of you for in the catalog.” Woooah! What catalog, what show, when was it? Sure enough my Roma Portraits had been shown once again, in November it turns out, in Belgrade at the Public Museum. Emails were exchanged and today I get sent some images of the show. And here is a sneak view of it, I’d recommend you go see the festival, see the show, but it’s finished. Three months ago. Alongside work by myself, there was great photography from Michael Ackerman from New York and Hai Zhang from China. I’m sure it would have look good. Congrats to all at Visualizator Festival for pulling it all together, their first photo festival. Here’s to your second festival this November!