The album “Memory of Zagreb” by Ivan Standl – The first example of collotype printing in Croatian photography

  In an article accepted for publication in the journal Arhivski vjesnik (Bulletin d’archives), Hrvoje Gržina presents the results of the analysis of the album “Memories of Zagreb” by Ivan Standl from the year 1871. This album – apart from its exceptional cultural and historical value for Zagreb and Croatian photography in general – is also important because of the printmaking technique by which the prints included in the album

Women Photographers in Yugoslavia, Pre- and Post-WWII

In the paper accepted to be published in the British journal Photography & Culture, Sandra Križić Roban introduces a range of unknown women photographers who worked in Yugoslavia throughout the 1970s, enabling an understanding of the hierarchy of gender relations and recapitulating the ideas and value systems that were defined by men throughout this period. The female gaze developed gradually in a period when women gained education, and which saw

Photography magazines

  Ana Šeparović will examine the Croatian photo-journals that were published during the 20th century: Foto-rekord (Zagreb, 1921–1922), Fotografski vjesnik (Zagreb, 1926–1927), Fotograf (Osijek,1926), Fotograf (Zagreb, 1928–1936), Foto-revija (Zagreb, 1932–1941), Galerija (Ivanec, 1933–1934), Savremena fotografija (Zagreb, 1940–1941), Naša fotografija (Osijek and Zagreb, 1947–1956) and Spot (Zagreb, 1972–1978). The research will focus on the articles dealing with photographic chronicle and criticism.  

Quarantine that saved lives

    Stella Fatović-Ferenčić and Martin Kuhar gave several interviews regarding the coronavirus pandemic during the quarantine period (March 2020).[1] A vain 21st century person struggles to accept the fact that a medieval method such as quarantine appears to be practically the only tactic in fighting this disease. Ancient knowledge on the procedure with which people, animals and objects considered to be infected were being separated from the rest was

Between Memory and History: Kogoj’s Collection of Photographic Portraits

    At the end of the 1990s, a part of the legacy of the renowned dermatovenerologist Franjo Kogoj (1894 – 1983), the head of the Zagreb Dermatovenereology Clinic of many years standing, was moved to the Division for the History of Medical Sciences at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU). Upon the founding of the Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Croatian Academy of Sciences

Call for abstracts: “Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation”

The Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fisković Centre, Split call for papers for an international conference of academics and professionals organized as part of a week of events in scholarship and research DISCOVERING DALMATIA VI, 3 – 5 December 2020. Inspired by the current situation, this interdisciplinary conference will be dedicated to the history and theory of representing empty space through the media of photography, film, and other