One of the greatest honors that one photographer can get is when his work is recognized and shown to the world on the right way, especially when his photography is the part of world known exhibition called ”Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present” organized by the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
I can’t describe the feeling when I saw my picture in one of the most famous art museums on the planet. That kind of pleasure and honor is incredible cause I know how much effort and emotions I put in my work expecting always perfection from it. Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present highlights sport photographers and their place in the history of photography, not merely sports history.
The exhibition presents the finest sports photographers, their skills honed from years of practice, their capability of capturing a fleeting moment and making it memorable, often from a surprising or revealing point of view.
Sports photographers are driven to freeze action and portray what the naked eye alone cannot see. Featuring 230 photographs guest curator Gail Buckland has chosen for their aesthetic, cultural, and historical significance, the exhibition includes images of many different sports from nations around the globe from 177 photographers.
The period it covers—1843 to the present—makes it the most thorough exhibition of sports photographers ever organized. The exhibition is divided into sections that focus on themes such as the beginnings of sports photography, the Olympics, solo and team sports, portraits, life off the field, and fans.
So, I hope you understand how happy I am to be the part of this magnificent presentation of art in all its glory. Also, there is a companion book published by Alfred A. Knopf that accompanies the exhibition. This picture of a fisherman on Tara river in Montenegro is the final outcome of hard work, good preparations and luck to catch the perfect moment. Underwater pictures are an important part of my portfolio. For a years I am trying to develop new techniques that can create connections between action, sports and underwater photography.
Now this image represents important part of my work all around the world cause the exhibition, after Brooklyn Museum where it was shown from July 15, 2016–January 8, 2017, was presented in Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, USA, from February 5-April 30, 2017. After that it moved to Europe from May 25–November 19, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. In the next two years the exhibition will be back in the US with two new locations: Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, from May 4–July 29, 2018 and Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, from October 28, 2018–January 13, 2019.
Beside this exhibition the fisherman picture has been shown also at one of the biggest museums in Texas – The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
I hope that this picture will open many more doors around the globe just like many other photographs that I was and I am working on.