The Human Price of War

photographs and text by Maria Turchenkova

July 17 - 30 Oct 2017

Two years of conflict in Yemen have devastated the country, 18 million people are in need of humanitarian help. It is the largest food security emergency in the world. The UN says more than 7,600 people - mostly civilians - have been killed and some 42,000 others injured since the conflict between forces loyal to exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi supported by Saudi-led coalition and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement escalated in March 2015.


Maria Turchenkova was one of very few journalists who entered the country during this period and her photography affords us an insight into the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen, one which remains absent from the international emergency agenda and mainstream media.


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Protective Edge: Gaza 2014

photographs and text by Alessio Romenzi

April 1st - 15th July 2017

Operation Protective Edge; the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict was a military operation launched by Israel on 8 July 2014 against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The stated aim of the Israeli operation was to stop rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, which increased after an Israeli crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank was launched following the June 12th kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by two Hamas members. Conversely, Hamas's goal was to bring international pressure to bear to lift Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, end Israel's offensive, obtain a third party to monitor and guarantee compliance with a ceasefire, release Palestinian prisoners and overcome its political isolation. Some claim Israel was the first, on June 13th, to break the ceasefire agreement with Hamas that had been in place since November 2012. However, Israel argues its air raids on Gaza are responses to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

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The End of Yugoslavia

A collection from photojournalists that covered the balkans

Permanent

Our permanent collect of images from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia is always on display. These iconic images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the time, they cover the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. Some multi-media videos also compliment this collection.
Photographs by Alexandra Boulat • Chris Morris • Claus Bjorn Larsen • Darko Bandic • Emanuel Ortiz • Jan Grarup • Jon Jones • Peter Northall • Ron Haviv • Tarik Samarah • Wade Goddard • Yannis Behrakis • Ziyah Gafic

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Limited Edition Print Room

a collection of magnificent prints

our Limited Edition Print Room displays part of our larger collection from world renown photojournalists that documented past and ongoing global conflict for the worlds leading media organisations.

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Opening Hours 2017

April and October

Wed - Mon 10 am - 4 pm; Tuesday Closed

May - September
Everyday 10 am - 10 pm

November - March
Closed


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The photographs, brilliantly lighted on dark walls, range from the violent to the absurd. They include pictures of dozens of bodies, victims of the shelling of a Croatian city; artillery fire painting bright orange lines in the night sky; and a Serbian policeman offering water to an elderly Kosovar Albanian as his colleagues burn the old man's village down. 

Stark images by some of the world's best war photographers went on permanent display this week in Dubrovnik, stripping away Hollywood's gloss on war and the euphemisms of leaders who try to sanitise it. The War Photo exhibition is a vision of human conflict in the modern age that early visitors have called powerful, painful, beautiful, brutal, courageous and indispensable. 

*****Excellent exhibition. Well laid out with a clear and informative accompanying guide to put the exhibitions in context and give you some story behind the photos. It's a sobering moment but well worth investing an hour and the 40kuna entrance.