• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

contemporary photography

Notes to Independence

Notes to Independence

The article entitled Notes to Independence was initially published in the catalogue of Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland, which was focusing on different notions of independence.   The human world, like that of many other living species, is undoubtedly hierarchical and structured in a particular social pyramid. This is a…

Memory of Trees

Memory of Trees

An essay about the group project entitled Memory. Imprints of Destruction and Rebellion of Life showcasing works of Jaka Babnik, Masaki Hirano and Bojan Radovič whcih was premiered on 26 and 27 May 2017 at DUM Project Space in Ljubljana (co-production of House of Photography Slovenia, Sektor Institute, Rostfrei Publishing).…

Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

A short essay about the series of photographs by Jaka Babnik entitled Why So Serious? which was released as a photobook, published for Rostfrei Publishing, and displayed as an exhibition at Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica, Slovenia. The photobook can be ordered here. Although created consciously and intentionally, as a result…

Will Deutsche Börse Award Ever Extend Beyond Its Current Geographical Frame?

Will Deutsche Börse Award Ever Extend Beyond Its Current Geographical Frame?

About the Deutsche Börse Award 2017 Dana Lixenberg, Sophie Calle, Awoiska van der Molen, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs / at The Photographers Gallery, London [3 March – 11 June 2017]     Twenty years after it was founded, the Deutsche Börse Award holds a special status as one of the…

The Ambivalent Eclecticism of Contemporary Photography

The Ambivalent Eclecticism of Contemporary Photography

The essay analyses the body of work of Ljubljana-based photographer Bojan Salaj. It was first published in the Membrana magazine 66/67 (2016) The final years of the 1980s saw a considerable widening of perception and expressive possibilities of visual art in museums and art galleries, which had previously been reserved…

The Downfall of Western Civilisation

The Downfall of Western Civilisation

An essay from the Looking for the Clouds. Contemporary Photography in Times of Conflict project and publication collectivelly curated by European Month of Photography. The group show was showcased in Bratislava and Berlin, and it is still on display at MUSA, Vienna (until 2 April 2017) in frames of Eyes-On festival.…

The Bars About To Be Extinct

The Bars About To Be Extinct

About the substantial photobook, entitled Golden Days Before They End by Klaus Pichler & Clemens Marschall, published for Edition Patrick Frey in 2016. The project was awarded first prize at the Evening Projections in frames of Month of Photography, Ljubljana and will be exhibited at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography…

Domestic Stories

Domestic Stories

About the exhibition of Jelena Blagović and Ana Opalić, entitled Domestic Stories, that takes place at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana [4 February – 4 March 2016] The exhibition entitled Domestic Stories showcases the works of two distinctive and acclaimed contemporary photographers from Croatia, Jelena Blagović and Ana…