OVERNIGHT GENERATION IS A PORTRAIT OF SARAJEVO AND A TRIBUTE TO ITS YOUNG CITIZENS: A GENERATION THAT HAD TO GROW UP OVERNIGHT, WHILE THE REST OF US WERE ASLEEP.
Overnight Generation is a post-clash reportage over the complex shades that being young adults can assume in the contemporary Sarajevo. A research on a fascinating, complex, and often unknown european capital, plagued by what has been acknowledged as the longest siege in modern history.
It appears to be a common belief that Sarajevo is recovering from its post-war trauma, but is that true? And what happened to the children of the conflict? Unlike other efforts that have been done to explore their lives, Overnight Generation does not aim to illustrate the physical damage done to them during the armed struggle, but rather portrays the character of a more subtle violence: the ordinary drama of a post-war existence; a subtle curse that follows every one of the young citizens who had to hide his or her best years behind the curtain of the conflict, and grow up overnight, while the rest of us were sleeping.
Overnight Generation is a book which intent is not to allocate blame, but rather to portray the efforts of a group of fellows, that sometimes could not have the chance to do things better, but in most of the cases exceeded all the expectations. It is a tribute to Sarajevo and to its young citizens: an insight into the lives of those affected by the war, an analysis on how its consequences have grown into a generational disease.
The Overnight Generation dummy book has earned recognition and reward in some of the most prestigious photobook competitions, even before its actual publication. In supporting this book, you are choosing not only to help a project that has often been judged as one of the most valuable entries, but also adding your voice to the one of a growing audience, carefully built piece by piece thanks to the unceasing effort of the author.
Finalist to New York Photo Awards 2012
Shortlisted to Dummy Book Award 2012
Shortlisted to SCAN Tarragona 2012
Shortlisted to Photobook Show 2012
Winner of Photobook Slam Berlin 2012
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Arles Photo Festival Photobook Award exhibition, Arles
Vienna Photobook Festival, Vienna
Nursery Gallery at London College of Communication, London
ASA Gallery, Sarajevo
Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice
Hors Format bookshop, Brussels
The Private Space Gallery, Barcelona
Scan Tarragona Photo Festival, Tarragona
The New York Photo Awards at Dumbo Arts Festival, New York
Photo Book Show D at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
C/O Berlin Book Days, Berlin
F/Stop Photography Festival, Leipzig
5th International Fotobook Festival. Le Bal, Paris