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Slovenian photographers guests of honour in Voies Off festival

Marseille, 9 July - Slovenian photographers are guests of honour at Voies Off, an offshoot of the Rencontres d'Arles festival of photography dedicated to young photographers, new approaches and new expressions in photography.

As part of one of the largest and most important festivals presenting all genres of photography, taking place in France's Arles since 1970, Voies Off was introduced as a side event in 1996.

Slovenian photographers are displayed in the Voies Off gallery in the centre of the city with an exhibition dubbed If Slovenia Were.

The project is a result of a three-year workshop conducted in Slovenia by Klavdij Sluban, a world-renowned Paris-based photographer of Slovenian descent.

The common thread of the artistic photographs made in the process are different views of Slovenia, some being critical, some nostalgic or emotional, both in colour and in black and white.

"Slovenia is multi-layered. From Bled to Livold in the Końćevsko region, there are so many different worlds ... that any photographer can find not only interesting views, but themselves too," Sluban was quoted in a press release.

The project If Slovenia Were has been selected among 147 competing projects, and features works of a total of 19 photographers.

The exhibition, which will be on display in Arles until 23 September, will also be set up by Sluban in Brestanica Castle in eastern Slovenia in November.

© STA, 2018