New Voices- Marko Risovic

June 13, 2023
12:00–13:00PM EDT
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Milos and Marija Tesanov, brother and sister, are the last remaining pupils in once upon a time big and crowded school in the village of Trnski Odorovci in southern Serbia. In Serbia, there are over 80 elementary schools with only one pupil attending, and hundreds of those that either stopped working in the recent past (over the course of the last 20-30 years) or will be completely abandoned in the near future. Trnski Odorovci, Serbia, 24 February 2020. Photograph by Marko Risovic.

New Voices is an event series presenting the work of the photographers who are part of the 2021-2023 VII Mentor Program and The Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program. The VII Mentor Program comprises thirteen gifted young photographers with diverse experiences who were chosen from nearly 300 applicants from 65 countries.

The series, hosted by David Campbell and Ilvy Njiokiktjien, showcases the stories the photographers are working on and discusses how they are creating a viable career in visual journalism.

In this episode, we speak with Marko Risovic.


Marko Risovic is a documentary photographer based in Belgrade. After working for several years in traditional photojournalism outlets, he became a freelancer in 2010. Since then, he has concentrated on long-term projects about youth, social (in)justice, and distribution of power in the Balkans.

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