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Karina Golisová

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Karina Golisová (*1997) works mainly with documentary photography. Her photographic interests are related to topics such as: living in a community, creating a "choosen family", defining oneself against conventional life and documenting young people. Her photographs often capture scenes and circumstances that usually remain hidden. He is active in the Slovak and Czech underground music scene, where he has been documenting events for years and also co-creating its visual identity.

She is the author of many self-published photographic zines such as "Utopia", "Published" and "Underground". Creating zines gives her the opportunity to reinterpret existing material and create a new full-fledged work with its own meaning. She has presented her work in Belgrade, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Zagreb and Paris. In 2020, she won first place at Slovak Press Photo and the Young Talent of the Year award for her documentary series about the community called Utopia. In 2023, she placed first in the Rovinj Photo Days festival with her series of photographs about the Bratislava community. She received her bachelor's degree from the Department of Photography and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in the studio of Olja Triaška Stefanović and Jana Hojstričová. She spent a semester in Finland at the Department of Documentary Photography in Lahti. She is a recent graduate of the Master's degree at FAMU in Prague.