Jan Krek (Slovenia)
University of Ljubljana
Motivation from the jury:
A photographer who knows what he is doing, who has a clear concept and a clear translation of transforming the concept into the photographs.
Strictly composed, but full of details of life in an overlooked zone, on the border between the established and the not established society. A space full of life, people, and animals, an unknown territory where people try to make a living in a self-built, autonomous no man´s land, on a site under construction with whatever materials at hand.
A place of anonymous architecture, a place of apparently everyday life, however, the children’s´ appearance behind the building blocks indicate that architecture and facilities are poor, that school, education, playgrounds and shopping facilities are without reach. But life remains. All done and observed in a neutral, respectful way.