Announcing Winners of the Rovinj Photodays festival 2016
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas and Kristina Juraitѐ, this year’s head selectors, had only praise for each of this year’s finalist. They judged the work to be exceptional and it was quite challenging to pick the finest 20. It is worth mentioning that amongst them there are 8 photographers from Croatia, 4 from Serbia, 2 from Italy, Slovenia and Russia and one each from Spain and Lithuania.
The winners and the finalists of the competition will show their work in an Exhibition of winners and finalists that will be the focal point of the festival, in Rovinj on May 6-7, 2016.
You can look at the Gallery of winners and finalists on our official website.
Over 8,500 photographs were sent in for this year’s competition which was open until January 31st to all photography practitioners world wide. Around 600 photographers applied from 35 countries and, as expected, the majority were from Croatia and the neighbouring countries. Judging was done in two rounds: National selectors and the festival advisers preselected all work that was sent in and then forwarded it to the head selectors, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas and Kristina Juraitѐ, who chose three finalists for each category.
On behalf of all festival advisers I take this opportunity to congratulate the finalists and the winners of the competition and wish them further success with their creative work.
PORTRET / PORTRAITS: 1. MJESTO / 1ST PLACE
ROBERT GOJEVIĆ ( (f)ACES )
Rođen / Born: 1968., Zagreb, Hrvatska / Zagreb, Croatia
Profesija / Profession: Grafički dizajner / Graphic designer
Živi i radi u / Lives & works in: Zagreb, Hrvatska / Zagreb, Croatia
Portret / portraits: 1. mjesto / 1st placePhotodays 2016