We are happy to present you our colleagues from Photodox. Here, you can read about their work and how they describe themselves.
PHOTODOX.com / you could call us a collective or a farm, where works are being done not by farmers but photographers. We like to say that this is one website on which a whole world is on display!
We as photographers need to travel the world with eyes wide open, to be able to witness the time. As famous Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski once said: “Here and there you need to to get drunk with the right people at the right time. ”
Sometimes we need years of work on a single assignment yet in every moment we try to catch a clear, untold picture of the world. Unfortunately or not, during all these odysseys we witness spectacular defeats and futile triumphs.
Truth is, you do not need to travel around the globe too much to find an accident or injustice because certainly we live in wounded world. As for photo reporters tasks each one of us has its own specialty.
Stipe Surac is a permanent contributor of National Geographic and his specialty is the Mediterranean as it once was, and what we want it to be. Beside African motives, Vedran Vidak in a last couple of years passionately follows wild horses of Livno Valley. Goran Jovic explores the tribes that still haven’t accepted the modern way of life. Marino Brzac is a multiple award-winning underwater photographer. Ivan Vidakovic explores animal wildlife of Kopacki Rit. Ivan Djelmic uses photography as a concept, and Zoran Marinovic is covering all major world conflicts and wars. Moreover, in last 20 years there was almost no single war, from Afghanistan to Sierra Leone, which we haven’t witnessed with our cameras.
Our numerous associates, journalists, cameramen, editors, are described as the best in the region! On the website you can find short movies, video clips and documentaries, which moreover are taking over the usual form of investigative journalism. We made movies about prison life in Paraguay, child-witches of Congo, living goddess in Nepal, and for a documentary feature of Pygmies we recently received an award at the Zagreb Film Festival.
In addition to investigative journalism we try not to ignore humanitarian work, because, we don’t feel that we need to only take, as in the majority of those special moments we share the fate of those photographed. Turning our backs to them and leaving them behind to come back to the safety of our homes is something that we can not and do not want to!
Exhibitions are always good way of helping. We managed to build a school in a war-torn town in Congo, bought a sewing machines for the girls who were accused of being witches, donated computer equipment to a prison and bought six goats to a young man who could not muster a dowry. As far as the photography is concerned, it is difficult to tell where one ends and where life begins!
If we’re asked what is our diagnosis – the camera is a disease, and photography is cure.
PHOTODOX.com is something in between!
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