Branko Lenart

1948, Ptuj, Slovenija


Tito in Reproductions – Istra 2, 1981

Black&white photograph, 24 x 30,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03107



Branko Lenart (1948, Slovenia) was born in former Yugoslavia and later migrated to neighboring Austria with his family at 6 years of age. He studied pedagogy in Graz. In 1968 he became a member of the avant-garde art society Forum Stadtpark, that later grew into Camera Austria. He thought photography at the College of Art and Design (1979 – 2007) and the Technical College Joanneum (1996 – 2003) in Graz.

Lenart is an internationally renowned photographer, who has widely travelled across the world ever since his youth. He attended various artist residencies like Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, La Rochelle in Arles, France, and others in Oxford, Rome, Paris and London. His oeuvre sits between documentary and conceptual art photography. He dedicated his attention to the margins of society, be it the members of urban counter-cultures at the time or to the social conditions in the country and the peripheries. This genre of photography became to be known as “subjective topography”.

Source: Photon Gallery Vienna

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