Shelter by Aleksandra Lekovic


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Photographs were taken during 2014-2015 in an asylum in Belgrade, Serbia. Residents belong to different age groups, corporal and mental competence.

Common to all is that they were brought to the borders of existence, some of them are on the boundary between life and death.

Many, mainly older ones, belong to the ” medium class ” who during the wars of ” nineties ”  of the last century became jobless, dispossessed, and wait to be transferred-admitted to an old people s  home.  Younger ones were usually rejected by their family, have none, or are mentally unstable. They have all made their own rules, system of values,and hierarchy. Cigarette is their universal denominator. Talking to them, I reached to their farthest point.- boundary that separates them from the rest of the world. Inward facing their life has  stopped, reduced to counting hours between meals, coffee, arguments, waiting to be transferred to an old people s home ,or simply  surrendering themselves and waiting …….redemtion.

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About Aleksandra Lekovic

Education: Aleksandra Lekovic obtained BA degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, in 1996. She is actively involved in photography and a member of Photo Association of Serbia since 2009.  Aleksandra has exhibited at over twenty photo exhibitions in and outside of Serbia.  She has received over ten awards and certificates for her photography at local and international exhibitions.  

Solo Exhibitions: Between the Lines, Gallery Bartselona, Belgrade, 2014 ; Inner space/between the lines  Ivanovo, within the manifestation Ivanovo in Focus, 2014.

Group Exhibitions: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS „PLANET OF CHILDREN,Ukraine, 2012.and 2013 ; 8. International Biennial Exhibition of Art Photography „CHILD”, Poznan, Poland, 2012 ; Republic of Serbia Photography Exhibition, 2012, 2013 ; On the trail of light,Photo Association of Serbia Awarded Photography Exhibition,Belgrade 2012., 2013. , 2014. and 2015 ; Miniatures, International Photography Salon, Belgrade, 2012, 2013. and 2014 ; Life Balance – International Exhibition of photography,Belgrade, 2012. 2013 ; I am not me, Herceg Novi,  2014 ; PUNK – Full circle, Student Cultural Center Gallery, Belgrade, 2013.  Awards: First award at INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS „PLANET OF CHILDREN“– Ukraine, 2012. i 2013 ; Award for series of photographs at INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS „PLANET OF CHILDREN“– Ukraine, 2013 ; Second award for series of photographs at Republic of Serbia Photography Exhibition, 2013 ; FIAP award at International Photo exhibition,   Kragujevac, 2014 ; First award at XIX International Photo Salon: Miniatures, Belgrade, 2014. Publications: STARK MAGAZINE,  issue 9 2013.

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