Exhibition of photographs "Face in the Mass" by Jovana Milovanović

October 21, 2020 | Ivana Nedeljković

Remembering summer festivals, when people made a mass of close contact, colliding in a musical ritual caused by heavy metal sounds. This series of photos was taken at the Austrian festival Nova Rock 2015. Chaotic exchange of energies, unpredictable body movements and a friendly audience which, although it may not look like that, is very open to everyone, even to the girl with the camera.


This series of photographs opens a view into another world to people who have not experienced "šutke", showing them one of their faces. 

"Šutke" (shootke) is a type of "game" people who go to concerts and stand in the front rows play. It is something like wrestling, running, and slamming into each other following the beat and melody of the music. It can give you bruises, yes, it is a rough game, but it is fun!

This series of photographs also celebrate those who already practice this dance ritual what they certainly miss during the pandemic. The result is documentary photographs without the time and conditions for a perfect shot, which creates a conflict in the author to achieve this.

The theme of the audience at the concert, recording energy, emotions and movement is a project of the author that is already ongoing and can get another face of its own in a future exhibition.


Artist Bio:
Jovana Milovanović (Skullcheez) is a multi-award winning concert photographer and the youngest participant in the exhibition 50 Years of Concert Rock Photography in Serbia. She had the most active presence on the domestic music scene in the period from 2012 to 2015, when she photographed for local portals and magazines, including Nocturne Magazine and Urban Bug Magazine. After that, he will start independent cooperation with local bands and festivals.


She also exhibited her works at collective exhibitions of the Photo Association of Serbia and the International Salon of Photography. She had 13 groups and two solo exhibitions. So far, she has won five awards in music photography, of which three are first places and two-second places.

Since 2018, he has been collaborating with the American music portal Music Existence, and at the end of 2019 with the American metal band Unearth, with which he will go on a European tour in February 2020 as their photographer.

Started: 21st October 2020
Location: O3one Art Space, Dobračina 59b (Belgrade, Serbia)


"I woke up this morning Totally alone, boring I poured out some coffee And I had a smoke I looked outside the window I saw people walking around But not talking to each other So I was like Where am I living? I put on my shoes I walked down the street I was walking down the avenue And I was dancing."

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