Photo exhibition 'Rights': Rights Through the Lens of Đorđe Kostić
Ever since discovering his passion for photography, Đorđe Kostić, Al Jazeera's Digital Newsroom producer and correspondent from Belgrade, has captured numerous moments in black and white that bear witness to events throughout the region.
Within the framework of the 6th AJB DOC, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Đorđe Kostić, Al Jazeera’s Digital Newsroom producer and correspondent from Belgrade, was opened on September 8th at the Bosnian Cultural Center (BKC) in Sarajevo.
titled "Rights," Kostić's exhibition, guided by this year’s AJB DOC
theme, comprises 30 newspaper and documentary photographs taken at various
events throughout the region, which the author covered for Al Jazeera Balkans.
first time I see my photos in analogue form, the first time I see them tangible
like this, outside of digital format, away from a computer or web portal,"
says Kostić, admitting that he welcomed the opening with great excitement.
pleased that my first exhibition was arranged in Sarajevo, because this is the
city where I captured my initial black and white photographs, and to which I am
deeply connected," he adds.
dedicated the exhibition to this city, as well as to Al Jazeera Balkans, my
'second home,' and AJB DOC, because without the people behind this Festival,
none of this would be possible," he emphasizes.
and Documentary Photographs
the "Rights" exhibition by Đorđe Kostić have the opportunity to view
30 journalistic and documentary photographs that the author has captured over
the past five years throughout the region.
In a series
of photos from protests against lithium mining in Serbia, the author provides
visitors with insight into the struggles of ordinary people for the right to
clean air and water. At the same time, it depicts what the fight for clean air
looks like on the streets of Belgrade.
he also documented other protests that citizens of Belgrade took part in. Many
of these, like the protests organized during the lockdown, escalated into
riots. Among them are the "Serbia against violence" protests, which still
keep citizens whose demands have not been met on the streets of Belgrade.
through the photographs presented in the exhibition, Kostić portrays the fates
of refugees from Ukraine, Syria, and other countries, while the photographs
taken in Turkey, which was struck by a series of devastating earthquakes in
2020, depict poignant moments of rescuing people from the ruins in Izmir.
exhibition will be open to all visitors until the closing of the AJB DOC Film
Festival, with free admission.