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Rome / Italiano

Evgen Bavcar

January 11, 2012

An exclusive exhibition of the legendary blind Slovenian photographer's work

  • Text by Flavia Ferrucci

Going beyond the physical limits of his blindness to investigate aspects of the visible reaching a sublime poetry. This is the never-ending challenge of Evgen Bavcar, a unique figure in the international photography scene of which he's one of the most respected representatives, despite having been visually-impaired since the age of 12. Thanks to the author's profound sensitivity, that guides him through memories and impressions evoked by the surrounding world, the images reach high levels of intimate beauty, creating dreamy and exciting "visions of the soul".

To those who wonder how Bavcar can succeed in taking photographs, he answers "You don't have to ask me how, but why I shoot photos. I shoot in relation to noises, smells and especially in relation to the way I experience light. I then proceed to choose the images having friends advise me, free from personal obsessions".

The author returns to Rome with an exhibition that includes a selection of over 50 of his famous black and white prints curated by Enrica Viganò and some of his shots in colour, an absolutely exclusive preview for Italy.

Evgen Bavcar runs from January 19 to March 25 at Museo di Roma in Trastevere @

Images © Evgen Bavčar / Courtesy Esther Woerdehoff 2011

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