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Stanko Abadžic featured in Soul of Street Magazine

Soul of Street, Magazine, Abadzic

Catherine Couturier Gallery is pleased to share Stanko Abadžic's recent press. German photography magazine Soul of Street interviewed gallery artist Stanko Abadžic in its most recent issue published January 2021. Preview the feature here, or purchase the issue here.


Stanko Abadzic, Curiosity

Curiosity, 2000

Abadžic was born in Vukovar, Croatia in 1952. His father, recognizing Stanko's susceptibility to the old world charm of this city on the Danube, presented him with a Russian camera on his 15th birthday. Abadžic taught himself the technical basics while refining his vision by attending exhibitions, studying photography books and watching television and films. He joined a photo club, exhibited his early work, and earned money taking pictures of weddings and soccer clubs. Abadžic subsequently joined the staff of the newspaper Vjesnik as a photojournalist, married and started a family. This tranquil existence, however, was brutally interrupted by the outbreak of Croatia's war of independence in 1991.

The dark years of physical and creative displacement ended when Abadžic moved to Prague on a sunny August day in 1995. The warmth of the sun symbolized for Abadžic the city's positive energy. Feeling a sense of rebirth, he began exploring Prague with his medium-format camera, leaving behind the photojournalist and discovering the artist within.

Stanko Abadzic After the Double

After the Double, 2000/2007

Abadžic moved back to his homeland in 2002, settling in the capital city of Zagreb, but retained his Czech residence permit and returns periodically to Prague. He also photographs extensively on the Croatian island of Krk, site of images such as "Brothers, Baska," which eloquently reference our shared humanity. Abadžic continues to create work that registers a positive outlook despite the difficulties of his past and increasing cynicism currently in fashion.

To view more work by Abadžic, please visit his artist page.

Announcing the 2021 AIPAD Talks

Posted on Jan 17, 2021

Catherine Couturier Gallery is pleased to share AIPAD's upcoming series entitled AIPAD Talks featuring noted curators, collectors, artists, and writers.

Four Decades of AIPAD

Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Catherine Couturier Gallery is a proud member of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). Check out AIPAD's recent video celebrating 40 years.

Patty Carroll Interviewed by Public Offerings Ltd.

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Check out gallery artist Patty Carroll's most recent interview with Public Offerings Ltd.

Call for Entry: "The World Laughs” for Analog Forever

Posted on Jan 5, 2021

Catherine is curating Analog Forever's upcoming online exhibition "The World Laughs" February 2021.

The Glorious Glamour of Domestic Demise

Posted on Dec 29, 2020

Patty Carroll's series "Collapse and Calamity" was featured on "Blind", a French and English online photography magazine.

Kenny Braun now available as a Specialty License Plate

Posted on Dec 23, 2020

Texas offers a specialty license plate featuring a photo by gallery artist Kenny Braun.

Wendi Schnieder featured on Artdoc Magazine

Posted on Dec 22, 2020

Artdoc Magazine recently featured gallery artist Wendi Schneider.

Renate Aller Featured on ABC's "Celebrating the Arts"

Posted on Dec 8, 2020

On ABC's "Celebrating the Arts", Renate Aller discusses life during the pandemic and her project “side walk” 6' apart NYC Spring 2020.

Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD

Posted on Nov 24, 2020

A new online auction, Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD, will be presented by Sotheby’s from December 15 through 21, 2020.