On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, the Public Institute of Krka National park will present the exhibit “A minute of silence” by Zoran Marinović at the Matija Gallery in Šibenik. The exhibit is part of the celebration of World Environment Day.
This exhibit of photographs, symbolically named “A minute of silence”, was prepared by world renowned documentary photographer and cameraman, Zoran Marinović. Through this exhibit, the author and National Geographic Croatia want to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for Planet Earth, and the need for its conservation. The exhibit will be on display at the Matija Gallery from 6 to 14 June, and later will be on display at the branch offices of the Public Institute of Krka National Park in Skradin and Drniš.
“A Minute of Silence is a series of photographs with a symbolic name, as the world is a very vulnerable place, in which our beloved Croatia is no exception. If we continue at this pace, it will become equally vulnerable. I travel a great deal in my work, and I have learned that the sign of silence is recognisable to everyone in the world: from the jungles of the Congo, to Alaska, to Patagonia: everyone understands the universal ecological issue of pollution. I hope that we will all find a minute to think about what we are leaving for future generations,” said photographer Zoran Marinović.
From Australia to Alaska, through the jungles of the Amazon to the peaks of the Himalayas, or the Congo River Valley, if you put your finger over your lips and say shhhh, everyone will understand that you are saying – silence. Shhh [Z1] is an equally universal symbol, just like other global problems – global warming, pollution, and the destruction of the Earth!
“This exhibit will help us to become aware of something that we see every day, trying to tell us that something is not right with the Earth, because of the people and their behaviour towards it, from the way we live, to the excessive waste we generate. It is time that we think about it, because our planet is very vulnerable, just as the photographer stressed. I would like to thank everyone who gives their contribution to efforts to raise awareness and contribute to progress,” stated director of the Public Institute of Krka National Park, Krešimir Šakić, MSc.