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What is happening behind bars and closed heavy iron doors of the prison cells? Is it like we used to see at the movies? Or not?

Researching daily life of the prisoners at the famous Belgrade District prison, you can meet and feel energy of the other dimension. Where the piece of sky above the backyard is the only freedom prisoners can see. For a long time.

I was making this story almost three years together in cooperation with Belgrade District prison Treatment service, as a regular activity in the treatment of the prisoners through art…

Belgrade District prison is the biggest of that type at the Balkans, located couple of miles from Belgrade downtown. Facility include prison and jail section. Prison includes over 300 inmates serving their sentences for various type of crimes.

I made this story at the restricted cell block “5-1”, where prisoners are locked for 22 hours including two hours they can spend at the fresh air. This story showcase prison life without censored details, identities… Real life behind bars, as it is. 25×20, 128 pages, hard cover, digital print. Year of release: 2016/2021.

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O AUTORU: Igor Čoko rođen je 1975. godine u Kninu, Hrvatska. Živi i radi u Beogradu. Po obrazovanju je diplomirani etnolog – antropolog. Iz perspektive vizuelnog antropologa, kroz dokumnentarnu i uličnu fotografiju istražuje senzibilitet ljudi, uličnog života i života stigmatizovanih grupa. Do sada je svoje radove izlagao na samostalnim i grupnim izložbama u Srbiji, zemljama bivše Jugoslavije i Evrope, a radovi su objavljivani u vodećim medijima na prostoru bivše Jugoslavije i Evrope.

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