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Vodan

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Vodan

14.10.2004 – 18.11.2004
19h

The international competition in underwater photography and video VODAN has been organized with love and determination since 1998 by the Sport and culture society HSA Vodan from Nova Gorica, with the sponsorship of the Slovenian diving association, the municipality of Nova Gorica and recently even of the Ministry of Culture RS and other sponsors and donators.

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Vodan

The international competition in underwater photography and video VODAN has been organized with love and determination since 1998 by the Sport and culture society HSA Vodan from Nova Gorica, with the sponsorship of the Slovenian diving association, the municipality of Nova Gorica and recently even of the Ministry of Culture RS and other sponsors and donators. The original plan of the organization was to familiarize the average person with the experiences and sights of the underwater world, as seen by world-renowned underwater photographers. Today’s message of the contest, however, is that the fragility of this incredibly diverse and beautiful underwater ecosystem, will not survive human indifference, which is why we must actively protect it and use what it offers us rationally. VODAN contest generated a lot of attention in the expert and general public from the very beginning, as no similar exhibitions were nearby. It is constantly evolving and improving itself with new categories.

Among experts, the contest is known for its highly professional and objective jury, which every year consists of world renowned specialists from the world of underwater photography such as: Gianni Pechiar – an Italian underwater photographer (ex-world champion), Gianni Mangiagli – an Italian instructor-in-chief and a jury member of underwater photography, Franco Banfi – ex-world champion from Switzerland, Claudio Bertasini – multiple-award-winner in underwater photography, Arne Hodalič – the excellent Slovenian photographer and publicist, and Ciril Mlinar-Cic – a regular contestant at word championships and an underwater cameraman. The attendees of the contest are no less representative, as many of them were excellent, current champions of underwater photography, such as: Setimio Cipriani – multiple-world-champion from Italy, Giovanni Vio – a member of Italy’s national representative team, Giuseppe Pignataro and Enrico Amati – two excellent Italian photographers, who both won multiple times at the largest world festival of underwater photography and film in Antibes, Matthias Blattler and Mirko Ziani – members of the national representative team of Switzerland, Werne Thiele – a member of the Austrian national representative team, Ernst Seeling – a veteran and one of the best German underwater photographers, Ludwig Migl – a member of the German national representative team, and last but not least, let us mention the multiple-time contester in world contests and one of the best photographers in the world, Borut Furlan, the occasional members of the Slovenian national representative team Milan Korošin, Boris Pihlar, Tom Turk, Smiljan Zavrtanik and the rising star of Slovenian underwater photography Irena Čok. To this day, more than 150 photographers from 15 countries with over 1500 images have attended the contest.

The exhibition is viewed by thousands of people each year, as it travels around various galleries in Slovenia and abroad.

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