14 stunning photos from Organ Vida Festival 2018

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Running from Monday 10 September until Sunday 30 September, Organ Vida is the biggest international photography event in Croatia and also the largest independent photography festival in Southeast Europe. In 2018, the festival focuses on women's perspectives.

 'The Girls Who Spun Gold' © Nydia Virginia Williams

From 'On abortion' © Laia Abril

For this year's tenth annual edition, over 350 photographers internationally submitted photography projects under the theme 'Engaged, Active, Aware - Women’s Perspective Now.'

 © Nina Berman

'Aura' © Rinko Kawauchi

The top 20 finalists will present their work over the course of the festival. The finalists' work will continue to be exhibited after the end of the festival's six main days, which are 10 - 16 Sept. The public will be able to view the exhibited work until September 30.

'Butterflies are a sign of good things' © Ulla Deventer

From 'New Solitudes' © Jelena Blagović

The event gathers photographers and artists, professionals and experts for an initial six-day long programme of roundtable discussions, workshops and talks. In addition to the main exhibition, whose participants have been selected by a jury consisting of Arvida Byström (Sweden), Fiona Rogers (Great Britain), Laia Abril (Spain), Nina Berman (USE), Tomoko Sawada (Japan) and Katalin Ladik (Hungary). At the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb there will be three other exhibitions – Privilege by Amalia Ulman; Vigilance, Struggle, Pride – Through Her Eyes; and A History of Misogyny, Chapter 1: On Abortion by Laia Abril.

Adriatic Highway © Bojan Mrđenović

From 'Cherry Picking' © Arvida Byström

Citywide venues taking part in this year's event include Museum of Contemporary Art, Academy of Dramatic Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Kino Europa, Forum Gallery, Greta Gallery, Kranjčar Gallery, Nova GalleryPM Gallery (HDLU), SC Gallery, Šira Gallery, f8 Gallery, ORIS House of Architecture, Hall V (Technical Museum Nikola Tesla) plus nightclubs Pogon Jedinstvo and Medika

From 'Cherry Picking' © Arvida Byström

© Glorija Lizde

The main festival exhibition includes projects by Raphaela Rosella (Australia), Julia Fullerton-Batten (UK), Nausica Giulia Bianchi (Italy), Cemre Yesil & Alice Caracciolo Piet[r]a (Turkey), Gloria Oyarzabal (Spain), Catrine Val (Germany), Ilona Szwarc (Poland / USA), Ke Peng (China), Mafalda Rakos (Austria / the Netherlands) and Silvia Bigi (Italy).

From 'Privilege' © Amalia Ullman

From 'Tales of lipstick and virtue' © Anna Ehrenstein

The artists shown at MSU Zagreb are Naghmeh Navabi (Iran / UK), Ashely Miller (USA), Karla G. (Mexico), Loulou d’Aki (Sweden); Jennifer Loeber (USA), Nora Novak (Croatia / Germany), Roos Quakernaat (the Netherlands), Alice Mann (SAR / UK), Alexa Vachon  (Canada / Germany). Admission to all exhibitions is free of charge.

From 'Privilege' © Amalia Ullman

'Indeed a new woman' © Ilona Szwarc

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