Two photography exhibitions, Movement and Expression by Mara Bratoš and Memoirs of One's youth by Dejan Stokic, were presented last night in Lazareti. The exhibitions were opened by Marija Tonković, catalogue text author and by Mladen Tarbuk, artistic director of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
With an extraordinary feeling for drama, for an experssion, for the subtle sense of the actor, Mara Bratoš makes visible often distant and elusive moment - said Tonković. Regarding the work of other author - Dejan Stokic, Tonković said that he is especially sensitive to the landscape, the synthesis of the elements of his homeland: the sea and stone. In its simplicity and honesty, warmth and sympathy, Stokić photos avoke memories - not only personal biographical but also those of the spirit of time.
Exhibition opening attracted a large number of visitors to Lazareti, and for all of those who weren't able to come - the exhibition can be visited every day from 5 to 9 PM, until the closing of the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on 25 August.
Mara Bratoš was born in Dubrovnik. In 1998 she graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She works as a professional photographer for Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and magazine Elle, as well as for the other magazines and newspapers. She lives in Zagreb. Dejan Stokić was born in 1944 in Sarajevo. Childhood and adolescence spent in Dubrovnik, where he completed high school education. The acquaintance with later famous Harry Gruyaert in 1967 was crucial. Intrigued by his photographs Stokić moved to Paris and began to shoot himself. In 1978 he started working as a freelancer and left Paris. Since 1995 he has worked as a resident photographer at the Archaeological Museum in Nimes until his retirement in 2014.