Why Am I A Marine?

Photographs by Stephen Dupont

April 1st - 15th July 2018

They call this place Dashti Margo, or “Desert of Death.” There’s nothing here but sand and rock and endless baking horizon. If the homemade bombs don’t kill you, the heat will. This is Helmand province, the Taliban’s heartland.

For this project, I want to gain an intimate window into the lives of this one platoon. I’m hoping to capture something of these men’s hopes and fears, their nationalism and pride, the thrill and the terror, the impact of a never-ending war. I begin by asking each Marine to write down their answers to a simple question: “Why are you a Marine?” I leave my small notebook with them over many days so that each man will have time for reflection and to write something personal. I shoot a series of candid Polaroid portraits of the Marines around the base, and give each of them a positive copy as a gesture of thanks.


Axe Me Biggie

(mister take my picture) - Photographs by Stephen Dupont

April 1st - 15th July 2018

First the big picture, and on March 13, 2006 – the day Stephen Dupont made these photographs – the big picture in Kabul is more bombs, more drugs, and more poor. It’s an old story by now: the foreign promise unfulfilled, the failed reforms, a country immune to money, schools, and eight-part programs, always reverting to its savage nature. It doesn’t help that Stephen and I spent the better part of the last three weeks in a mental hospital. Whatever other effects that may have had, it turned this city into a sort of violent burlesque and in my mind’s eye I see, as undoubtedly he does too, a kaleidoscopic cascade of junkies, electroshock patients, and amputees.

This series is not about the big picture. It’s about all the small ones, the forty-seven like-no-one-elses you see here. As journalists we use individuals as emblems, symbols, small faces to make big judgments. But obviously, any single Afghan, any single story, is more ambiguous, more murky than that....


The Kosovo War

Photographs by Wade Goddard

July 17 - 31 Oct 2018

The war in Kosovo was instigated by the Kosovo Albanian rebel group known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), with the intent of creating an independent Kosovo free from Yugoslavia, for the majority Kosovo Albanians. The Yugoslavia Army retaliation was brutal, thousands were killed and more than a million exiled. With the help of NATO forces and hard-line U.S. diplomacy the Kosovars won the war and later gained independence.


The End of Yugoslavia

A collection from photojournalists that covered the balkans


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


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.


Opening Hours 2018

April and October

Wed - Mon 10 am - 4 pm; Tuesday Closed

May through September
Everyday 10 am - 10 pm

November through March


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.