The jury consisting of 13 members: Bénédicte Kurzen (Jury Chair), Jim Casper (editor-in-chief at Lensculture), Máximo Panés (editor-in-chief at Dodho Magazine), Maral Deghati (Manager Education at the World Press Photo Foundation), Ana Frangovska (curator at National Gallery of Macedonia), Damir Senčar (Picture Editor/Photographer at HINA, Croatian News Agency), Marko Marinković (freelance photographer), Imre Szabo(photojournalist), Burim Myftiu (photographer), Senad Šahmanović (movie director), Aleksandra Nina Knežević (designer), Ahmed Burić (journalist and writer), Miro Majcen (photographer), has made a selection of 90 photographs (50 photographs in 10 categories, i.e 5 photos per category; and 40 photographs in the category of photo story/reportage, i.e. a total of 5 best photo stories), which will be exhibited in the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2018 starting at 7PM.
Please RSVP your attendance at the exhibition by navigating to this link. Admission is free for all events during the festival.
The Finalists of the Balkan Photo Award 2017 contest: Adam Guz, Adnan Bubalo, Aleksandar Kamasi, Andrej Belovezcik, Andreja Ravnak, Armin Durgut, Artur Lebedev, Attila Gazso, Cesar Dezfuli, Danny Yen Sin Wong, Dean Zulić, Dejan Mijović, Edis Halimanović, Eduard Korniyenko, Edvin Kalić, Emil Varadi, Ferdous Shabbir, Filip Gržinčić, Goran Bisić, Goran Sivački, Goran Stanzl, Igor Šoban, Istvan Kerekes, Ivelin Iliev, Ivo Šubić, Jelena Medić, Jurica Galić, Kaan Yuan Chiam, Marija Janković, Martin Trabalik, Mattia Vacca, Midhat Poturović, Miguel Candela, Nenad Martić, Nik Erik Neubauer, Pavle Kaplanec, Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Petar Lupić, Petrut Calinescu, Primož Lukežič, Samo Vidic, Saša Lalić, Saša Raičević, Slaven Janđel, Stipe Surać, Temelko Temelkov, Vincenzo Montefinese, Vladimir Živojinović, Željko Budimir, Zlatan Kurto
This year’s Grand Prix Award is a dSLR camera Canon EOS 5D MARK IV, a gift from Festival’s general sponsor Canon Bosnia and Herzegovina. For special recognition on the competition, our golden sponsors prepared gifts, camera Canon EOS 77D by AvteraBH, and camera Sony α6500 by Sony Bosnia and Herzegovina. (The jury assigned these three awards to 3 of the 11 category winning photographs).
The Balkan Photo Festival also brings many other interesting events in the days following the opening ceremony, as follows:
Friday, January 26, 2018
– 7PM, National gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina– The Balkan Photo Award – award ceremony and exhibition opening
– 9PM – Cafe Mash, live performance by musical band “Suspenders”.
Full event list will be published very soon and it would include following guests:
Burim Myftiu, Imre Szabo, Maral Deghati, Danijel Berković, Mare Milin, Zoran Marinović, Petar Sabol, Robert Belošević, Adnan Bubalo, Anel Alijagić.
This year’s Festival is supported by: Creative Europe, UNICEF, Foundation for music, performing and visual arts Sarajevo, National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The contest general sponsor is Canon Bosnia and Herzegovina and golden sponsors are Avtera BH and Sony Bosnia and Herzegovina. The contest is also supported by the following sponsors and friends: BlackBOX, Profoto, Fujifilm, Hotel Festival, Ilford, FAN Ferhatović i EUROBHPLAKATBH.
The Festival’s official photo/news agency is Pixsell Photo Agency.
The contest media partners are: LensCulture, Magazin Dani, Dodho Magazine i Urban Magazin.