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Karaburma, mY GHETTO

by Igor ÄŒoko


Igor ÄŒoko

Karaburma, moj GETO Karaburma, MY GHETTO

BEOGRAD 2018. www.igorcoko.net


Mnoge stvari vjerovatno ne izgledaju onako kako želimo da ih vidimo. Ili nam ne odgovara da ih predstavimo onakvima kakve jesu. Često puta sirove, brutalne, na ivici. Ali životne, neposredne i istinite. Dobrodošli u Karaburmu. Moj geto. Kraj nemirnog duha, ali dobrih ljudi. Mjesto živopisnih krajnosti, čiju sam uličnu estetiku dokumentovao tokom proteklih nekoliko godina. Dobrodošli u moj lični Bronks. Autor


Some things do not look the way we want to see them. Or as they really are. They are sometimes raw, sometimes brutal, on the edge. Yet they are so true and full of life. Welcome to Karaburma, an area of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Although located only three miles from the city’s downtown, it is a hidden place with pleasant people and restless spirit, a place of great social diversity and a high crime rate. No wonder it was named “Little Columbia”. I was documenting the aesthetic of Karaburma’s street life for five years, trying to capture and present visual emotions of this part of Belgrade. Welcome to my personal Bronx. Author


Ovaj serijal me dobio na prvu. Nastao je u okolnostima geta, u kom autor živi i koji nam nesebično otkriva. To je jako važno, jer dobro poznajem stepen emocionalne uključenosti dok dokumentujete mjesto gdje živite. Imam puno poštovanja za svakoga ko odluči dokumentovati svoj komšiluk iz dva razloga. Prvi razlog je što ne morate da idete na drugu stranu svijeta kako biste dobili priču, ili uticali na istu. Drugi razlog je to što fotografisanjem svog komšiluka, u stvari, radite na sebi, izvlačite apstrakciju iz mjesta kako biste dobili ravnotežu koja vam omogućuje otkrivanje nečeg drugačijeg. Istovremeno, imate prednost dobijanja iskrenog portreta kraja, izbjegavajući senzacionalizam, ali ipak pronalaženje snage da prenesete određeni društveni komentar. Alex Coghe, urednik platforme World street photography


Well, this work immediately struck me. This is a work realized in a barrio, and the author reveals on the title of the series that is his ghetto. I know perfectly the degree of emotional involvement when you are documenting the place where you live. I have a lot of respect for anyone deciding to document the neighborhood, for two things. The first one is that we don’t need to go in the other side of the world to get stories, and with stories, i mean impactful stories. The second one is because by photographing neighborhood you have to work on yourself, making abstraction from the place, in order to get an equidistance that let you to reveal something different. And at the same time you have the advantage to obtain a sincere portrait of the place avoiding easy sensationalism, but yet finding strength to represent a certain social commentary. Alex Coghe, curator from the World street photography


BiograFIJA Igor Čoko rođen je 1975. godine u Kninu, Hrvatska. Živi i radi u Beogradu. Po obrazovanju je diplomirani etnolog – antropolog. Iz perspektive vizuelnog antropologa, kroz dokumnentarnu i uličnu fotografiju istražuje senzibilitet ljudi, uličnog života i života stigmatizovanih grupa. Urednik je digitalnog magazina za uličnu i dokumentarnu fotografiju “Grain”. Do sada je svoje radove izlagao na samostalnim i grupnim izložbama u Srbiji, zemljama bivše Jugoslavije i Evrope, a radovi su objavljivani u vodećim medijima na prostoru bivše Jugoslavije i Evrope. Autor je knjiga fotografija “Subverzivna estetika ulice: Prizori raskošne stvarnosti”, “Iza rešetaka: Život osuđenika iz Okružnog zatvora u Beogradu” i “Trapped – Hell is round the corner” na engleskom jeziku.

Biography Igor Čoko was born in Knin, Croatia in 1975. He holds a degree in Ethnology and Anthropology. In his role of visual anthropologist, he uses his camera to capture and explore the sensibility of the street life, its people and life of stigmatized social groups. His photographs are published in leading magazines and medias from former Yugoslavia states and Europe. He exhibited his work in Serbia, Croatia, and worldwide. He s an author of photography books “Subversive street aesthetic - Scenes from sumptuous reality”, “Living behind bars in the Belgrade County Jail" and e book "Trapped - Hell is round the corner". He lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. www.igorcoko.net

IGOR ČOKO - Karaburma moj geto Jezik: Srpski / Engleski Broj strana: 136 Broj fotografija: 66 Prevod na engleski: Milena Gradiška GRAIN photo books edicija Beograd, 2018. ISBN: 978-86-9001008-0-8


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Karaburma, my ghetto  

Some things do not look the way we want to see them. Or as they really are. They are sometimes raw, sometimes brutal, on the edge. Yet they...

Karaburma, my ghetto  

Some things do not look the way we want to see them. Or as they really are. They are sometimes raw, sometimes brutal, on the edge. Yet they...

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