Bratislava, of Juro Kovacik

Bratislava, Slovaquia

The city driven by two forces: greediness and the desire to create something beautiful. In Bratislava, there are many layers of architecture. Historical buildings from the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire, modern houses from the period between world wars, some fascinating and some brutal constructions from communist times and a lot of trash with some pearls from last twenty years. It is fascinating to look at our contemporary world with an old technique.

A never-ending stream of pictures flowing from our screens diminishes the importance of every next shoot. Still, photography is a powerful medium. Photographs can form the way how we see, how we perceive the world, how we understand people around us, how we see and understand ourselves. The automation of photography has shifted the main role in the creation process from the photographer to the camera. Returning back to hand-made photographs we can rediscover fundamentals and maybe find something. If not faith, if not hope, then, at least, a dream.


Place: Fàbrica Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt