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Grad Talks: Dragana Jurisic

Grad Talks: Dragana Jurisic, Blood Flows, and life goes on
‘Grad Talks’ return for a third consecutive year at PhotoIreland Festival. The aim of the grad talks is to provide a space for current and recent graduates to present and discuss the theory behind Photography in front of an audience of their peers. The secondary intent is to allow graduates to experience presenting in front of an open audience as well as responding to questions on their chosen topic. This event is free to attend. All welcome.

Dragana Jurisic – Blood Flows, and life goes on

Dragana Jurisic is a Croatian born, Dublin based photographer. Since receiving a distinction for her MFA (University of Wales, Newport) in 2008, Dragana Jurisic was selected as an Axis MAstar in 2009, “An annual selection of the most promising artist from the UKʼs leading MA courses”. In 2010 she was selected as a finalist in The Julia Margaret Cameron Award (a worldwide competition for women photographers), shortlisted for The European Women’s Lobby Photography Prize and received the Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award. In 2011, Dragana won the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Emerging Photographic Artist Award, Arts Council’s Travel and Training Award and Culture Ireland funding, as well as the Graduate Student Prize from The International Rebecca West Society. She exhibited widely internationally and her work is part of the Irish State Art Collection and the University of Michigan collection, amongst others. Dragana is currently undertaking her PhD research in the European Centre for Photographic Research (University of Wales, Newport)