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In The Slovakian Countryside by Stefan Vukićević


In The Slovakian Countryside by Stefan Vukićević In the time of technological domination and globalization, the cultural heritage is rapidly disappearing. Traditions are vanishing and cultures are blurring and merging with other cultures. I, Stefan Vukićević, As an Erasmus exchange student from a small town in Montenegro, was particularly interested in research and getting to know how people live in Slovakia. I was staying in Bratislava. Of course, people who live in the cities are the most influenced by global trends. The influence reaches even to the countryside, but still, we can find remains of what people from hundreds of years ago left us. Some of the traditions are preserved even from the times of the pagans. The authentic countryside people, and also the elders, which know the most about traditions, live in villages. Besides traditions, I also documented the lives of different ethnic and social groups. I was lucky to get into contact with local priests who hosted me for a few days in distant villages, mostly in the northern part of Slovakia under the High Tatras. There are always obstacles when trying to intrude into personal life of people as a stranger. This is probably even more prominent in case of foreigners. However, this is the moment when the camera does the miracle, people accept you in their dailiness and allow you to observe and take photographs as well. I doubt that people would be so open and relaxed if I was not a photographer. Probably, I wouldn’t even get a chance to stay in the village among locals. In this case, camera was not only a tool for taking photographs of culture and traditions, but also a key for getting the privilege to do so. Once I was reconized as a photorapher, the people from the villages became very hospitable. Despite the fact that they are not used to foreigners and tourists, that makes them even more interested and opened for them. Sometimes I had a feeling that I was a part of their family as they were caring and sharing. This photo series is personal and subjective. It represents the happenings that surprised me and grabbed my attention. I didn’t have a specific plan of what am I going to photograph before I came to location, but I wanted to get an impression first, to encounter stories and go wherever the path leads me. As a Montenegrin, I had a different understanding of what could be be interesting to take photos of. Photographs show everyday life, people, farms, architecture and surroundings they live in. They also include traditions and religion impact on different social groups.


In The Slovakian Countryside

Liptovskรก Tepliฤka


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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Liptovská Teplička


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Liptovská Teplička

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Spišské Podhradie


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Spišské Podhradie

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Vrbov


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Vrbov

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Vrbov

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Vrbov

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Vrbov / Roma Church


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Žakovce


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Žakovce

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Bukovec


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Bukovec


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Bukovec

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Bukovec

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Bukovec


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Bukovec

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Bukovec


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Special thanks to: Pavol Kaducák Andrej Legutký Martin Majda Anetka Duricová Jaroslav Kicák Luka Bošković

Studio Laboratory of Photography Stefan Vukićević student pedagogues: Prof. Ľubo Stacho Mgr. art. Martin Kleibl, ArtD. AFAD Bratislava 2018


In The Slovakian Countryside  

by Stefan Vukicevic

In The Slovakian Countryside  

by Stefan Vukicevic

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