Dragana Jurisic

The artistic goal of my practice is to add to the debate on the photography’s placement in the art world both by trying to position it more in the scope of literature, especially poetry, and also by 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. read full statement

Location Dublin