a year through a lens by Marco Pavan

we don’t buy newspapers

Posted in random thoughts by marco on 30 October 2009

Some young photographers who are content providers are not content consumers.  Which begs the question:

“If you won’t pay to see someone else’s work, why do you expect people to pay to see your work?”  ”How do you expect to make a living as a photojournalist?”  ”Who is your audience?”

from Greg Ceo

I quite agree Greg’s points. I don’t buy many newspaper because I can READ the information online. But if we want to WATCH good pictures, we need to see them printed on a book and buy it or we go to an exhibition (the same as the writers he talks about).
And I don’t even think about jumping at the chance to take a workshop with a “famous” photojournalist (and pay a ridiculous amount of money for it).


l’Italia è bella, ma immobile

Posted in random thoughts by marco on 29 October 2009

sorry, not-italian-speaking friends…

Ma oggi voglio rimandare tutti a Beppe Severgnini.

Si parla sempre di italiani “dispersi” nel mondo. Cambiar vita, a volte è un dovere.

Tagged with: , , ,

the view

Posted in final project, mapjd by marco on 26 October 2009



after Jugo

Posted in final project, mapjd by marco on 4 October 2009

after Jugo is a multimedia project that documents the life of young people in Sarajevo today. The youth in their twenties form a generation that is in between. They did not fight the war, but they remember it very well. They are not old enough to be obsessed by it, and not young enough to remove it. But now, they are grown and understand that the life in Bosnia is not like everywhere else in Europe. They feel stuck. They feel in a ghetto with no future. Although they still love their country and suffer for it.

living tales after the jugo

I have nine characters, for each one a video interview (click on the image above to see them) and some pictures, mostly informal portraits. To this, I want to give a setting using some photographs of the life in Sarajevo.

The idea is to create an interactive website where the audience can choose what story they want to see and hear.

ivona loves bosnia

Posted in final project, mapjd, random thoughts by marco on 1 October 2009

this interview is the cause of this letter and this post

and it is part of my project that document the life of young Bosnians in Sarajevo today.

Tagged with: , , ,