Vjosa river documented through ‘Kucedra’ exhibition in Tirana

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 9, 2020 13:01

Vjosa river documented through ‘Kucedra’ exhibition in Tirana

TIRANA, Jan. 9 – EcoAlbania and the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies ZRC SAZU, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, will host again the photo exhibition ‘Kuçedra – portraits of life on Europe’s last wild river’ at Tulla Centre, Tirana on Friday, which will remain open to the public audience until January 12. The exhibition by American photographer Nick St.Oegger documents the Vjosa river, one of Europe’s last wild and free flowing rivers. Through photos of the landscapes and people of the Vjosa, the project will demonstrate a portrait of the unique environment, which is threatened by plans to build several large hydropower dams. The exhibition comes almost two years after St,Oegger’s self-published Kuçedra, a photo book dedicated to the Vjosa River. 

 

The Photographer 

 

Nick St.Oegger is a documentary photographer working throughout Europe. His interest in storytelling and the natural world was formed during childhood conversations and journeys with his mountaineer grandfather. 

His work explores the relationship between people and their surroundings, often focusing on forgotten communities threatened by modern developmental or environmental concerns. He has spent several years following the impact of a hydropower boom in the Western Balkans. Nick St.Oegger’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in collections at the libraries of Oxford University, Cambridge University and Trinity College in Dublin. 

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 9, 2020 13:01