A Balkan Journey Revised
Chris Leslie and John McDougall
6.30pm Thursday 2nd March
Free and all welcome
An illustrated talk from Chris Leslie and John McDougall on A Balkan Journey - a 25 year photographic journey through the towns and cities of post-conflict Former Yugoslavia. This expanded and updated talk documents the Siege of Sarajevo - a city that suffered the longest siege in modern day history from 1992 to 1995 and drawing parallels with the destruction of cities during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the rise of fascism across Europe.
The last available copies of the limited edition book – A Balkan Journey – will be on sale at the talk.
Chris Leslie is a BAFTA Scotland new talent award winning photographer and filmmaker. He has documented stories across Eastern Europe, The Balkans, Africa and Asia as well as in his home city, Glasgow. His photo essays and writing appear regularly in the Guardian and his project and best-selling book - Disappearing Glasgow documented the changing face of Glasgow and has seen him acknowledged as the most consistent chronicler of the city's recent history. As a visual artist, he has been commissioned to produce exhibits and films for NLC’S Iconic Artists in Iconic Places and for Glasgow Film and Glasgow Life and his documentary film and photography work has been exhibited/screened across the UK and Europe.
John McDougall is a writer, photographer & curator based in Glasgow, Scotland with an interest in the intersections between photography, politics & performance and how the collaborative nature of artistic and creative endeavour can offer pathways and resolutions through difficult times. Past projects have included Milk Shots, Six Foot Photo Month & 2014Frames. Since 2016 John has written for various publications & outlets including Studies in Photography, photomonitor.co.uk, Street Level Photoworks, Vu Centre for Photography and Scottish Contemporary Art Network.
All Images: © Chris Leslie