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Slobodan Novak and Vlado Gotovac

© Damil Kalogjera
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© Damil Kalogjera

Slobodan Novak and Vlado Gotovac

Photograph of Slobodan Novak, on the left, president of the Croatian Centre (1990-2000), speaking with Vlado Gotovac, in the centre, poet, activist and member of the Croatian Centre, and an associate. This photograph was taken by Damil Kalogjera during the 59th PEN International Congress in Hvar/Dubrovnik, 1993. As political tensions rose in Bosnia and Herzegovina throughout the early 1990s, some PEN members had risen concerns about the 59th Congress being held in Croatia. However, it was felt that the journey to Dubrovnik for the Congress from Venice – which involved some members boarding a ship that can be seen in the background of this photograph – acted as a symbolic message of international peace and unity. This Congress took place on 19-24 April and was titled Place and Destiny.

Slobodan Novak et Vlado Gotovac

Photographie de Slobodan Novak, à gauche, président d'un Centre croate (1990-2000), parlant avec Vlado Gotovac, au centre, poète, militant et membre du Centre croate, et un autre associé. Cette photographie a été prise par Damil Kalogjera pendant le 59e Congrès de PEN International à Hvar/Dubrovnik, qui s'est tenu les 19-24 avril 1993 et était intitulé Place and Destiny. Avec l'escalade des tensions politiques en Bosnie-Herzégovine dans les années 1990, certains membres PEN s'étaient montrés préoccupés de la tenue du 59e Congrès en Croatie. Cependant, le voyage à Dubrovnik depuis Venise, qui a vu certains membres prendre le navire que l'on peut voir à l'arrière, fut perçu comme un message de paix internationale et un symbole d'unité.

Slobodan Novak y Vlado Gotovac

Fotografía de Slobodan Novak, a la izquierda, presidente del Centro Croata (1990-2000), hablando con Vlado Gotovac, en el centro, poeta, activista y miembro del Centro Croata, y otro asociado. La fotografía fue tomada por Damil Kalogjera durante el 59o Congreso de PEN Internacional en Hvar/Dubrovnik, Croacia, 1993. Debido a las crecientes tensiones políticas en Bosnia y Herzegovina a principios de los 1990s, algunos miembros de PEN habían expresado sus dudas sobre la idoneidad de celebrar el 59o Congreso en Croacia. Aún así, el viaje a Dubrovnik desde Venecia - que algunos miembros hicieron en el barco que se ve al fondo de la fotografía- se tomó como un mensaje simbólico de paz internacional y unidad. El Congreso tuvo lugar del 19 al 24 de abril y su título fue Place and Destiny.

Date:

24/04/1993

Creator:

Damil Kalogjera

Centre:

Croatian Centre  (Hrvatski P.E.N. centar)

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