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About Me

Duško Miljanić, photographer from Montenegro, was born in Tivat in 1975. but lives and works in Podgorica. Within the photo and cinema club of Podgorica, he perfected his photographic skillz with instructor Vojo Radonjic. He graduated from ESRA University of Audiovisual Arts, Department of Photography in the class of professor Robert Jankulosky (Graduate specialist of arts in film – photographer).

 

He is professionally engaged, as an official photographer of several companies and institutions, and he publishes photos in various publications, magazines, books and monographs.

 

Since 1998, he’s been actively participating in photography of Montenegro. Other than commercial, Miljanić is also ubiquitous in art photography. He has participated in over 80 group exhibitions, both local and abroad. As an author, Duško is participating in several international art projects and photography workshops, such as:

 

  • Finish review of Russian and East-European studies, 2004.
  • “Vers le nouveau” – Contemporary Montenegrin photography - Group exhibition Paris, France, 2004.
  • Photo biennale Phodar – Sofia, Bulgaria, 2005, 2009, 2011.
  • Photonic moment – International salon of South East photography, Ljubljana, Photon gallery, Slovenia, 2005.
  • Fotoforum 2005 – Lipt museum, Ruzomberok, Slovakia, 2005. 
  • In Montenegro – contemporary Montenegrin photography, Berlin, Germany, 2006.
  • Sarajevo Photo marathon – Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008.
  • Port Cultural Cetate, Danube Camps, International photo exhibition - Berlin, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Kishinev, Kiev, 2008 / 2009. 
  • The Culture Lobby, An archive of cultural memory, with NVO Kiosk, 2009., International photo exhibition and installation, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo, 2010.
  • South East Europe People and Culture – International photo exhibition – Madrid - Carlso de Amberes Foundation, Brussels – Locuslux Gallery, 2010.
  • Faces of the Mediterranean - The ‘Faces the Mediterranean’ exhibition is a common action of the Anna Lindh National Networks in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Lebanon, Bulgaria and Cyprus - Athens, Beirut, Nicosia, Podgorica, Zagreb and Belgragchik, 2010.
  • Photo Med festival – Sanary sur Mer, France, 2011.
  • Roma media archive – Cardigan, Small world theatre, Wells, 2011.
  • Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscapes – Photon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2012. Tendencies of engaged post-Yugoslav contemporary photography, PARCO - Pordenone ARte Contemporanea
9 Via Bertossi, Pordenone, Italy, 2012., Klovićev dvori, Zagreb, Hrvatska, 2013., Fotorafia Europa v Reggiao Emila, Italia, 2013., Kulturni centar Beograda, Belgrade, Serbia 2013., Collegium Artisticum City gallery, Sarajevo, BiH, 2014., “Topographies” – Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2014.
  • Family album - Project by Kiosk platform for contemporary art (Belgrade) in cooperation with organization ProStory (Podgorica), 2012.
  • Net RRJET 6th edition – International exhibition of contemporary art, Kosovo, 2014.
  • Balkan photo festival – BiH, 2015.
  • Imago Montenegrina 2016 – Imago Mundi Art Luciano Benetton Collection, contemporary Montenegrin artist book, Imago mundi art 2017 – Mediterranean routs, ZISA Zona arti contemporanee Palermo, Italy, Imago mundi art 2017 – BKC, Sarajevo, BiH, Imago mundi art 2018 – Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
  • BIG SEE Photography 2018 / Month of design – Exhibiton / festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018.
 
 
 

Solo projects


  •  „Sunny side“, workshop / exhibition, Resource Center for Children and Youth, Montenegro

  • “Identities”, hand made prints, Museums and galleries Tivat, Montenegro, 2002.
     
  • “Sky net”, hand made prints, atelier Josef  Sudek, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006.
     
  •  His independent project "Barvale", that was presented in several European centers, is not only artistic work, but the author's step towards socially engaged photography projects, 2010.
    Podgorica “Art Gallery”, Montenegro
    Interview and reportage by Reuters
    Faculty of Arts Cetinje, Montenegro
    National Gallery of Macedonia “Cifte Amam”, Skopje
    Photography days in Serbia, Cacak
    Palace Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, oct 2010.Call the witness, Roma Pavilion Collateral Event Live testimonies,, Roma Media Archive, 54th La Biennale di Venezia,
    Europa Cinema Hall, Zagreb, Croatia

  • “It’s about ability”, UNICEF Montenegro, Paraolympic Committee of Montenegro
    Theatre photography in cooperation with Montenegrin national theatre, 2011.

  • Book and exhibition, „Lica mog Vremena“
    Museums and galleries Tivat, Montenegro, 2020.
    Europa Prima – The International University, 2020.
 

 

Awards

 
  • Bronze medal for photography collection - International Salon of Art Photographers ‘Miniature ’, Belgrade, Serbia, 2003
  • First place for color slide - 11th and 14th International Exhibition of Slides ‘Banja Luka, 2003, 2008
  • AGFA price for black and white photography - International AGFA Multicontrast black&white competition „Move it”, 2004
  • Bronze medal for collection of photography – 3rd Balkan Photo art salon Atina, Greece, 2005
  • Bronze medal for collection of photography, 7th international salon of art photographers “Paracin”, Serbia, 2008.
  • Honorary annual 2013. – Montenegrin national theatre, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Honorary FIAP distinctions for Portrait collection – 14th International Triennial Exhibition "Theatre in Photographic Arts", Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014.
  • The best author of the FIAP salon – 14th International Triennial Exhibition "Theatre in Photographic Arts", Novi Sad, Serbia, 2014.
  • Honorary FIAP distinctions for collection – 15th International Triennial Exhibition "Theatre in Photographic Arts", Novi Sad, Serbia, 2017.
  • Honorary annual 2007 – 2017 – for photography, Montenegrin symphonic orchestra
 

 

For his authorial work in the field of photography and video, Duško has won several significant awards at international institutions and festivals, among which the most important are by the World Association of FIAP Art Photographers in 2014 and the Sterija Award for Photography in Theater Arts, 2017. The awards for the video work "Life after David" include the Bronze Plaque, 5th Roma Life - Central European Documentary Festival, Bem Art Cinema, Budapest, Hungary, 2012 and Film photography Award - 9th Roma Film Festival “Golden wheel” - Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia 2012.

 

He is the initiator and one of the organizers of the international photography salon "Podgorica Photo Salon", in 2006 and 2007, and also co-organizer of several photography courses. He is a member of the international jury of the festival Photodays Rovinj (2013-2018) and Balkan Photo Sarajevo (2015). Participant, workshop leader and lecturer at several editions of the FLUID festival (2015, 2019) and Photo fest Bar (2017, 2019).