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Seeing Things addresses issues on both a socio-cultural and photographic level. Firstly, it references the work I was occupied with from November 2006 – February 2008, on the largely overlooked social problem of poverty in modern Ireland. Secondly, it questions the nature of photographic seeing. Are photographers, as Badger says standing back and taking the wider view which separates them both physically and psychologically from their subjects ‘like the gods gazing down on the earth with Olympian dispassion’; or are they hiding with their presented vision, the hurt that they experience in the process? Does this predicament to get taken by the visual beauty of the scene in front of them – even a very upsetting one - override what is essential to one’s mental health – the optimism of memory? Are photographers tricked by beauty? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Limited edition of 500.


About the Author

Dragana Jurisic
dragana23 Dublin, Ireland

Dragana Jurisic completed the Masters in Fine Art in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport, receiving a distinction for her work. In 2009, she was selected as an Axis MAstar, “An annual selection of the most promising artist from the UK’s leading MA courses” and shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award. In June 2010, she was selected as one of the finalists for The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, a worldwide competition for women photographers. Over the last year and a half, she had participated in twelve group exhibitions in UK, Germany, Slovenia, Canada and Ireland, and she also had a critically acclaimed solo exhibition ‘Seeing Things’ in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in March 2009.

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silverfoxer says

Poetic social commentary , love it !

posted at 01:30am Jul 10 PST


avsha says

the momments when photogrphy becomes art.great compositions
great work.
love it
you have my vote

posted at 09:56pm Aug 19 PST


redtreeme says

You got it all going on here. There is meaning and feeling in every shot. Crafted with love. Excellent.

posted at 12:54pm Aug 18 PST


Oremualdo says

Beautifull Work Dragana. As Jacquemo said, want to see more....

posted at 01:52am Aug 16 PST


cbackphoto says

Thank you for your comment. In answer to your question, I have been shooting the Jersey Shore project off and on since about 1992, but I made a serious push the summer of '09.
I enjoyed your take on the darker side of a place so many think of as quaint. I like that the black and white mixed in so well that you don't even notice the scene is gray by film choice, as opposed to the scenes that are gray by nature. I also especially liked the castle.

posted at 03:35pm Aug 02 PST


TheBigHush says

Just got my copy last week.

Raw, gritty, uncompromising and brutally honest.

But most of all, it will make me question myself the next time I take a photo... not what do I see... but why do I see?

Thank you for inspiring.

posted at 02:19pm Aug 01 PST


sprezant says

Very nice work. Loved the interiors.

posted at 06:36am Jul 27 PST


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