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    Mahala Magazine. Bihać edition

    Mentors: Enrico Dagnino, Selver Učambarlić 

    Workshop on photojournalism. Publication of the third special edition of Mahala Magazine

    Center for Contemporary Culture KRAK (Hamze Hume bb, Bihać)

    19-20 October 2021, from 11 am to 6 pm

    Partner: Kuma International, Sarajevo

    In partnership with Kuma International (Sarajevo), KRAK Center is organizing a workshop on photographic journalism. The workshop is limited to seven participants who will get a unique chance to learn from a leading figure in the field of photojournalism, Italian photographer Enrico Dagnino. Methodologically, the workshop focuses on photojournalism as a distinctive journalistic discipline that involves the use of photographs as means to tell the truth and inform impartially. With the mentorship of Enrico Dagnino and the assistance of Selver Učambarlić, participants will produce a series of photographic stories that will eventually be published in the third special issue of Mahala Magazine with a thematic focus on Bihać.

    The intention is to gather seven motivated participants who want to learn about the process of creation of a newspaper magazine. Participants will be provided with equipment during the workshop. Potential candidates can apply until Wednesday, October 13th 2021, 12 pm by filling in the application form and sending it by e-mail to hello[at]krak.ba. Participation in the workshop is free of charge! 

    The workshop takes place within the newly established photo club of KRAK Center, which comes from the need to animate and generate discursive, practical and educational content related to photography. In the long run, the intention is to teach participants about photography, visual arts and visual culture through theoretical and practical education. Affirming the didactic approach, the desire is to form a platform for creative action and exchange of experiences among the most diverse users of photography. 

    Mahala Magazine was created in early 2021 under the auspices of the Sarajevo platform Kuma International as a result of a workshop on photographic journalism. A team of dedicated photojournalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and the United States collected photographic stories about Sarajevo using disposable cameras, which resulted in two issues of the Magazine in 2021. Mahala Magazine exists as a digital and printed edition and is available in some Sarajevo coffee shops, bookstores and designer stores. The third edition will be dedicated to Bihać, and its printed and digital publication is expected by the end of 2021. The editor-in-chief of Mahala Magazine is Enrico Dagnino and the creative director is Selver Učambarlić. 

    Enrico Dagnino began his international career during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution in Prague. In his work, he covered the riots in Romania and the conflicts in former Yugoslavia. As a journalist, he lived in besieged Sarajevo and reported from Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. He has worked on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the wars in Chechnya, Yemen, Somalia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Rwanda, Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arab Spring. Dagnino works for the French magazine Paris Match. 

    Kuma International is a platform for visual arts from post-conflict societies, engaged through various educational activities with a focus on post-war art production in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


    Mahala Magazine, 2021