Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Hunger strike of Bosnian and Serbian workers in Slovenia

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This is a short film about Bosnian and Serbian workers that were working for Zoran Perkovič / Prenova construction company and they didn’t received a salary for more then a year. In Slovenia there is a law that a foreign worker (outside of EU) must work for two years for the same employer and only then he can receive a working visa that allow him to change his job (in Slovenia). If employer cancels the working permit for a day, they lose working visa and they need to return home. This modern slavery law was abused (among others also) by Zoran Perkovič, who employed foreign workers and then in a year, he payed them one or two monthly salary per year and after their yearly visa expired they had to leave the country. This scenario happened to 120 workers of Prenova. Last dozes workers claimed their right for a fair payment and they started a hunger strike. They were sleeping in a shed under freezing temperature and snowy weater. After 8 days they came to Ljubljana to Ministry of Labor where they claimed their right for fair treatment and support.

This is a short film with my images shot for Mladina weekly. I used Nikon D3, Nikon D300s and a dictaphone to record the happening. I hope the message will get accross even if you don’t speak Bosnian or Slovenian.


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  1. What the fu** is with all that nazi guys and ˝fight˝?


    12 March, 2010 at 03:08

  2. this would a great story to develop borut…i remember meeting some of those people in novo mesto quietly complaining at the system…modern slavery as you put it exists in many, many forms. good one.


    12 March, 2010 at 09:26

  3. Neonazis have their store just next door to ministry of labour. They were few so only this provocation happened. B5


    12 March, 2010 at 10:22

  4. i wonder what the slovene neonazis really want…and what do they sell at their store??


    12 March, 2010 at 10:44

  5. Do Neonazis all go to the same Barber?


    12 March, 2010 at 12:11

  6. SRAMOTA za našo državo!!!


    12 March, 2010 at 13:39

  7. i wonder what the slovene neonazis really want…and what do they sell at their store??

    book publishers

    24 May, 2010 at 07:12

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