Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Local elections in Majdanpek (warm up)

Town of Majdanpek, northeastern Serbia (August 2014). It lies along the Pek river in the Homoljske mountains. Majdanpek (with its population around 7300 people) has been an important mining centre since Roman times, when gold was mined; by the 20th century, iron and copper were the most important minerals. Discovery of new copper deposits in the 1960s increased Majdanpek’s population dramatically. Most inhabitants of the town are involved in the mining enterprise. 

Photographs and text: Saša Čolić 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Justice, please

A peaceful protest of citizens on Branko's bridge in Belgrade, 12. August 2014.

Luka Jovanović died on Branko's Bridge in Belgrade on July 25. He was helping friends push a broken down Lada to the slow lane when a speeding Mini Cooper Countryman car hit him. The victim's father has been standing at the scene of the accident every day, demanding that the authorities find the person responsible. He was joined by few hundred people who turned up to show their support.

Photography: Saša Čolić

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Serbian Government Swearing-In Ceremony, Version 2014

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” 
- George Orwell, Animal Farm 

Serbian newly elected Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić. Parliament building. Belgrade. 27. April 2014. 

Screen shot from safe distance: Saša Čolić

Monday, March 17, 2014

Election Night Fever

Groups of citizens: Dosta je bilo! (It was enough!) Election HQ, Central Belgrade, 16. March 2014. Led by former Economy Minister Saša Radulović who was running independently this year Parliamentary elections. In a political landscape dominated by populist conformism, Saša Radulović did a campaign based on ideas, which is unusual for Balkans. He accused ruling party leader Aleksandar Vucic for engagement in corruption, and for misleading the public about foreign investments. Radulović's presence on social media is significant, and prior to joining the Serbian government he had a successful Silicon Valley career. Serbia's center-right Progressives won an outright majority in parliament on Sunday.

Photographs: Saša Čolić©Kamerades

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In future we trust

 "In future we trust", Serbian Progressive Party parasitic system. Zemun, Belgrade. 2014.

"After the bread, education is the first need for people", Georges Jacques Danton (XVIII century) quotation. St. Sava school used as the Polling Station. Niš, Southern Serbia. 2012.

Photographs: Saša Čolić©Kamerades

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tear sheets-Aksiyon magazine

My portfolio about Serbian transition is published on six pages in Turkish Aksiyon magazine, January 2014.
All photographs: Saša Čolić©Kamerades