Interesting exhibition by photographer Marko Ercegovic called Festival Backstage will take you behind the scenes of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, where this photographer captured numerous interesting events, usually not seen by public, that are an important part of Festival. The photo exhibition by Marko Ercegovic will be opened in the atrium of Sponza Palace on Saturday, August 17th at 9 pm.
One of the official photographers of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival Marko Ercegovic, in his long photographic career, made a big mark in theater photography. Although he otherwise captures great photos of the actors on stage, Marko Ercegovic is focusing his lens this summer on working behind the scenes; tailors, stage workers, directors and actors just before or after the show, as well as after the events at the Festival Palace, gathering moments in the photo archive that the audience would not normally see.
The author of the catalog of the exhibition, Helena Puhara, writes that this exhibition is “a tribute to the workers, artists and the audience. All those without whom the end product - a show or concert - would not be possible. Through photographic diaries, Marko introduces us to the space 'behind' as well as the space 'before'. In the photos we follow the set design, costume designers in action, drivers, various office jobs, tense actors, cleaners. We are following a different world from the more-less-known moment when we are directed to a particular place in the theater. In the space 'behind' and the space 'before' everyone is equally important and everyone is involved in a joint activity that aims to present to the audience some work of art."
Around 150 photographs will be presented in the Sponza Palace atrium on Saturday, August 17th at 9 pm and the exhibition will remain open until the closing of the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on August 25th, after which it will be moved to Zagreb within the KIC space as part of of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival program in Zagreb.