The Kamerades collective was established in 2011 in Belgrade, with an aim to promote the values of documentary photography and its role in today’s society. The members are photojournalists from Serbia, who share the vision of documenting life as it is and spreading the awareness of the Balkans’ socially significant topics. Our work is based on the contemporary approach to photography, along with the implementation of visual, ethical and narrative standards of traditional documentarian.

In the past years, the Kamerades have, individually or within the collective practice, took part in numerous projects, exhibitions, publications, workshops, and debates dedicated to documentary photography and trending social topics. By means of our authorial work, the Kamerades has been recognized by relevant institutions and individuals as a significant part of the regional scene of contemporary photojournalism.

We employ photography as a visual language to communicate unaltered images of reality, with the authors’ clear and recognizable attitude and the strong belief that an instrument of communication of this kind can contribute to the society’s and its individuals’ betterment.

Various respectable organizations awarded members of the Kamerades collective for their photographic work and social awareness. The long list of awards includes World Press Photo for Observed Portraits category in 2013, given to Nemanja Pancic for his photograph “Little survivor”, more than 20 awards from the Press Photo Serbia organization in different categories(including two first awards), first award on the Balkan Photo Fest festival, as well as numerous awards in prestigious regional and international photography festivals, like Status magazine photograph of the year award(including 2 main awards), the Beta photograph of the year award, Vilnius photo circle, Humanity photo awards…