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Great Depression



From the series Great Depression



50 x 40 cm
20 x 15.75 in





An albumen print, wet plate collodion glass negative

“Project The Great Depression 1912-13 is a documentary photography project where in wet plate technique I’m documenting state of a bankrupt companies with an emphasize on things that people left behind after they have been working there for decades. Why the title The Great Depression 1912-13? The old bellow camera and wet plate technique is perfect to embed in pictures emotional detachment from the event.

 My aim is to make a picture series that would look old, ancient, as a document of an event that happened long, long time ago. I want that viewers will get the feeling that this sort of events are part of history and since then society has learned the lesson and this sort of things cannot happen again. Of course in my picture series Great Recession 1912-13 I’m not hiding that this pictures are contemporary, just the opposite. I’m emphasizing the tension between the title and aesthetic elements on one side and documentary features on the other side.”

1974 Koper, Slovenia

Borut Peterlin graduated from Prague’s FAMU Academy (1994-98), and concluded a postgraduate study at the London College of Printing (2002-03. In 2000, he received a scholarship of the Benetton Group’s Research Center for Communication, Fabrica where he worked alongside the renowned photographer Oliviero Tosacani. Shortly after, in 2001, Peterlin co-founded Fotopub Festival of Documentary Photography in Novo Mesto, where he continued to work as an artistic director until 2008. He likewise worked as a photo-journalist for over 10 years at the weekly magazine Mladina. He currently lives and works in Novo mesto.

In recent year Peterlin’s has dedicated his practice to the pioneering photography processes of the 19th Century, which eventually led him to study with Mark Osterman at the George Eastman House in Rochester, USA. As an active vlogger, he conducts workshops on vintage photography techniques and also teaches around Europe. Since 2015 he organizes a yearly event by the name of Woodland Beyond Photography. Today, Peterlin conducts workshops throughout Europe. In 2015 he created a new annual photographic event in the deep forests of Slovenia entitled Woodland Beyond Photography.

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Photon Gallery was founded in Ljubljana in 2003 to present and promote photo-artists from Central and South-Eastern Europe. It regularly shows work by both established artists and young emerging photographers. Photon encompasses various professional activities such as gallery work (production and organization of exhibitions), festivals (organization of Photo...

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