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