Up For Down series // We Decide is an artistic appeal focused on human rights. In this case, we should support people with Down Syndrome in free choices that affect their lives. When it comes to fundamental human rights, they compromised in many different ways. In a time of post-media culture, recognition is appearing, but globally, the reality is different. We talk about human rights aware they exposed in many different ways. The most vulnerable groups usually need our support.
Up For Down Series // We Decide I started as personal artistic activism in which I support the differences, meaningful and active participation of people with Down Syndrome in their daily lives. It is a visual message that I send to the community in which I live and in which I strive for positive change through my artistic activities. I support them. My portraits, taken with an old Wet Plate process, reflect reality in the photographic studio, uniqueness, and warmth of the model. Their stories are different, deeply personal, and big hearts, full of dreams and hopes in which they need our support. Their fates, rights, and decision-making are theirs, and they are our duty.
International World Down Syndrome 2020, the emphasis is placed on the freedom to make decisions. The determination of the artist to use the oldest photographic language and communicate with the portrait emphasizes the importance of inclusion, support, and information. By embracing and supporting diversity, we increase our universe and become better people.
2020 | Up For Down series // We Decide |
Gallery Kranjčar, Zagreb | exhibition has been postponed due to the outbreak of the covid-19 virus! Keep an eye on the website for details concerning the new opening date!
This is an exhibition of 21+3 photographs taken in the old technique from 1851 called a wet plate. All models on photographs in this exhibition have Down Syndrome. We support the differences, meaningful and active participation of people with Down Syndrome in their daily lives. It is a visual message that the author of the exhibition sends to the community in which he lives and in which he strives for positive change through his artistic activities.
curator: Draženka Jalšić Ernečić
behind the scenes
Natalija & Leon Belošević
Amando Tin Tudović