We are a non-profit focused on Belgrade – exploring social and urban aspects of life in the city, as well as our personal perceptions, using photography. We look at the streets, ordinary and extraordinary people, places and events that, in our belief, reflect the true look and feel of our city.
Our primary medium for communication with the public is Internet. Using the website, we showcase our photographs, as well as work of other photographers who take part in the Belgrade Raw Network. We also maintain a blog, which is primarily used to publicize our projects, but also to highlight other interesting phenomena, both from the blogosphere and the offline world, that we feel worth spreading.
Although the center of our activities has been based on online content, Belgrade Raw has been exhibited in several places in the country and abroad. Most notably, we were a part of the official presentation of ‘new Serbian art’ at Donumenta in Regensburg, Germany (2011) and in the ‘Fotodokumenti 02’ exhibition in the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2012).
In 2012, we have organized a Photo Fair, in ‘REX’ cultural center, an event focused on photography in print, and, in particular, on photo-books as art objects. It has been a success and we plan to make it an annual event which will hopefully help found the first photo-book library in Belgrade.
We also regularly create various unofficial and guerrilla projects, such as stickers with our photographs which we paste in various public spaces. We have also produced our first Bar-Book and chained it to an actual bar in ‘Grad’ Cultural Centre,
In the near future, we plan to publish our first book, which will be produced by Jaka Babnik in Slovenia. Read more about it and on the projects progress here.