Konstantin Novaković is a documentary photographer based in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated from the Department of Art History at the University of Belgrade. Also, he holds an MA degree in Cultural Policy and Management from the University of Arts in Belgrade/Université Lyon 2 and yet another MA degree in Cultural Heritage Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. As a self-taught photographer, he is involved into photography over the period of nearly two decades. He visited numerous countries and territories around Europe, Asia and Africa, documenting different topics such as the current events, everyday life, customs and religious practices, social and environmental issues. Hence, his photographic work is mainly focused on documentary practice and visual storytelling through reportage and long-term projects. Besides this, he collaborated with a number of institutions and individuals as a freelance photographer covering various types of events. His work was published in numerous publications, magazines and web-portals and exhibited in seven individual and numerous group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad.

Member of the Art Photography Section of the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS), officially registered as an independent artist.

  • Contributor to Peščanik website (Serbia).
  • Contributing photographer for BBC News in Serbian.
  • Stringer photographer for Beta news agency (Serbia).
  • Stringer photographer for Sipa Press photo agency (France).
  • Stringer photographer for VX Pictures (UK).
  • UNICEF Serbia roster photographer.

 

Solo exhibitions

Framing Reality, O3one Art Space. Belgrade, November-December 2020.

Religions in Focus, Faculty of Philosophy ‐ University of Belgrade. Belgrade, December 2019-January 2020.

The Kalash ‐ The Last Pagans of the Hindu Kush, Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Belgrade, February 2019.

Gods on the Road: Vehicular Art in the Indian Subcontinent, Central European University. Budapest, September 2018.

Notes from the Land of Setting Sun, Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Belgrade, April 2011.

Azerbaijan, Traveler’s Impressions, Belgrade City Hall. Belgrade, May 2011.

The Colors of India, Šumadija Fair. Kragujevac, April 2008.

 

Group exhibitions

Press Photo Serbia 2021, Cultural Center Parobrod. Belgrade, December 2021.

Annual exhibition of the Art Photography Section of the Applied Artists and Designers Association of Serbia (ULUPUDS), O3one Art Space. Belgrade, January 2021.

XXI Krajina Art Salon, Byzantium Gallery. Belgrade, December 2020.

Press Photo Serbia 2020, Progres Gallery. Belgrade, November 2020.

Beta’s photograph of the year, Dorćol Platz. Belgrade, September 2020.

Exhibition of the new members of the Applied Artists and Designers Association of Serbia (ULUPUDS), SULUJ Gallery. Belgrade, March 2020.

Annual exhibition of the Art Photography Section of the Applied Artists and Designers Association of Serbia (ULUPUDS), O3one Art Space. Belgrade, December 2019.

Press Photo Serbia 2019, Cultural Center Parobrod. Belgrade, December 2019.

Art festival Dev9t, Old Brickyard. Belgrade, June 2019.

Beta’s photograph of the year, Artget Gallery. Belgrade, May 2019.

Collective Imagination: Reconstructing the Practice of Traditional Games, Central European University. Budapest, March 2017.

Azerbaijan ‐ Sport In Focus, OXO Gallery. London, February 2015.

Art in the public space/Belgrade for travelers in the first encounter, Belgrade railway station. Belgrade, July 2014.

Horizons Francofones, French institute. Novi Sad, March 2013.

Documentary Travel Photography Exhibition, French institute. Novi Sad, February 2008.

 

Workshops

VII Academy | Sarajevo Seminar for Documentary and Narrative Practice 2022. January-September 2022.

VII Academy and PhotoWings | Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2021. November-December 2021.

VII Academy | 12-Week Online Seminar program with Christopher Morris: Former Yugoslavia & Albania: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Seminar, Level 1. November 2020-March 2021.

 

Training

Hostile Environment Refresher for Media. Silk Road Training, June 2022.

 

Awards

Kranj Foto Fest 2022, Slovenia. Shortlisted for the photo project “This Land Is My Land”.

International Reportage and Media Festival – INTERFER Golden NIKE 2021, Belgrade. First prize and the Golden Nike statue for the photo story “Pir Shalyar“.

Press Photo Serbia 2020, Belgrade. Award in the category “People reportage“ for the photo reportage “Pir Shalyar“.

International Reportage and Media Festival – INTERFER Golden NIKE 2020, Belgrade. Third prize for the photo story “Roma Dervishes“.

Roma International Photo Award (RIPA) 2020. Second prize in the “World” category for the photo story “Gadani Ship Breaking Yard: Polluting the Soil and the Ocean”.

Ninth season of The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) ‘Water 2019-2020’. Selected as a Finalist in the Portfolio category.

Press Photo Serbia 2019, Belgrade. Award in the category “Sport reportage“ for the photo reportage “Pehlivan from Edirne“.

International Reportage and Media Festival – INTERFER Golden NIKE 2019, Belgrade. Honorable Mention for the photo essay “Where ships go to die“.

Silk Road Festival 2010, Damascus, Syria. Award for the best reportage in Serbian media in 2009 about Syria.

 

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