Dragan Saric is a sociologist-turned-photographer born in Yugoslavia. Identifying with a country that no longer exists in reality, Dragan is interested in the space that lies in between the fall of one country, and the formation of another – a state of social liminality. Dragan uses photography as a medium to express the structures and symptoms that house such liminality, temporarily immersing the viewer in a world that is somewhat sentimental, lonely, and estranged. Therefore, rather than strictly documenting reality, Dragan’s viewpoint takes a more poetic approach. Through his work, he questions what leaving behind and forming an identity means in a more and more globally connected society, contemplating themes such as nationalism, migration, and (be)longing. Dragan has lived and worked in Utrecht and Taipei and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Education

2016 – Utrecht University – MSc in Sociology.

Awards and Honors

2023 – PASSEPARTOUT PRIZE – 7th edition winner of The Docks Prize.

2023 – GUP FRESH EYES INTERNATIONAL – 5th edition talent.

2023 – Charta Award 2022 – Short-listed.

2022 – GUP FRESH EYES – 4th edition talent.

2019 – Mobile Photography Awards – honourable mention.

Exhibitions

2024 – LoosenArt Gallery Rome – Into the Night group exhibition.

2024 – LoosenArt Gallery Rome – Nostalgia group exhibition.

2023 – Haute Photgraphie Amsterdam – Fresh Eyes presentation.

2023 – Charta Festival Rome – Shortlisted group presentation.

2023 – Haute Photographie Rotterdam – Fresh Eyes print exhibition.

2022 – Haute Photographie Amsterdam – Fresh Eyes screen exhibition.

2020 – VOX-POP Amsterdam – Roaring 2020s digital exhibition.

Publications

2023 – Fresh Eyes International – Annual Publication.

2022 – Fresh Eyes – Annual Publication.

2021 – Self published – photobook dummy ”HOMH” edition of 7.

Features

2023 – Passepartout Photo Prize 7th edition – feature.

2023 – Yogurt Magazine – feature.

2022 – Passepartout Photo Prize – 4th edition 2021 feature.

2020 – Fotolab KieKie Amsterdam; Kiekie art – 2020 talent.