• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

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…

Now and Then: The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Art

Now and Then: The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Art

An essay on contemporary art reflecting on the World War I, originally published in the book entitled Red Poppy Fields [The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Photography] released by Photon, 2017.   “Gentlemen, we are now in a state of necessity, and necessity knows no law!” said German Chancellor Bethmann…

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).…

New Photography from the Western Balkans

New Photography from the Western Balkans

This is a brief display of the artists and photographers from the Western Balkans who were shortlisted at the Different Worlds competition and collectively exhibited at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana (7 November – 2 December 2016). The jury members were: Sophia Greiff (FotoDoks,…

On the Road Across Yugoslavia

On the Road Across Yugoslavia

About Bojan Radovič‘s YU and ME series of photographs (1986-1990 / 2014), available as a limited edition photobook at the ArtZine Editions As soon as it collapsed, the (former) state of Yugoslavia became a myth: the myth of an extravagant, liberal socialist state forever lost. After realising that the romantic period…

The Future of Investigative Photo-Journalism… Almost There

The Future of Investigative Photo-Journalism… Almost There

The Sochi Project is one of the most notorious, successful and omnipresent photographic initiatives in the past couple of years that connect classic photojournalism and conceptual photography, journalism and storytelling. In a way this is due to a highly innovative approach of their creators, photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen who have created a press of their own.

Documents of Time and Space

Documents of Time and Space

About photographer Branko Lenart and his two significant series of photographs: Styrians (1970-1974) and Augen:Blicke (2002) which were published (in Italian and German language) in the book entitled Sguardi sulla Styria and exhibited at the Sale Esposotive della Provincia C. so Garibaldi in Pordenone, Italy (16 September – 10 November…