In its ninth consecutive years, the ‘Friends of the Sea’ exhibition will once again be touring the town squares and promenades of the Croatian Adriatic coast. During the summer of 2018, in 13 Croatian destinations, the exhibition will be seen by more than a million visitors.
ABOUT THE ‘FRIENDS OF THE SEA’ PROJECT
In 2009 two companies from Rijeka, Livingstone and Astoria created a national cultural and tourism campaign called ‘Friends of the Sea’, with an objective to display large format photographs in the open in 13 Croatian towns (May to September). The intention was to draw the attention of the general public and the visitors to the role that photography plays in media culture and in promoting social responsibility, ecology and the preservation of the Adriatic Sea. After the trilogy with themes of undersea, sea surface and Mediterranean essays, followed by the historical series from the beginning of the last century and the ‘50s and ‘60s, the ninth year marks significant innovation!
‘FRIENDS OF THE SEA’ EXHIBITION 2018: AS IT USED TO BE
The 2018 edition of the "Friends of the Sea" exhibition presents a series of black and white records generated on the Adriatic coast in recent years; presented on 60 large-formats.
The particularity of exhibited work is that the authors used the aesthetics of the golden age of fine art photography in an effort to bring us back the emotional balance through the rhythm of a calm and gentle environment.
The geometric purity of the composition is often owed to the golden ratio or the classic way of photographing the object. The humanism of exhibited photographs is based on the nostalgia for times in which people depended on each other and were emotionally aligned and connected.
In the fast-paced digital age we live in, this visual walk is just another call to the viewer with a clear message: "Slow down."
The works were selected by the Rovinj Photodays festival team and feature: Stanko Abadžić, Max Juhasz, duo Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić.