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Benjamin Becker

MA work

In my work I am dealing with spaces and objects that once represented the ideology and power structures of Tito’s regime in former Yugoslavia. The spaces that I have been photographing are closed to the public, unused and left to decay. They represented the country’s ideology of self- contained socialism, as well as a unity between nations that does not exist anymore. As part of a generation that experienced the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 90s, this work is a personal exploration of my country’s recent history.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2008

  • In my work I am dealing with spaces and objects that once represented the ideology and power structures of Tito’s regime in former Yugoslavia. The spaces that I have been photographing are closed to the public, unused and left to decay. They represented the country’s ideology of self- contained socialism, as well as a unity between nations that does not exist anymore. As part of a generation that experienced the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 90s, this work is a personal exploration of my country’s recent history.

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, BK University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2001\n\n
  • Exhibitions

  • Failure/Success (Krakow Photomonth), Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland, 2007; Postcards of Serbia (Solo Show), Artget Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 2006\n\n
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Photography, National Magazine Award, London, 2007; First Prize, Photography, International Art Photography Exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, 2001\n\n