Remember me even like this

A lot of photographers are currently left without assignments, but still find their duty to document things happening around. Belgrade during the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of the Kamerades photo collective members.
Kamerades is a photo collective established by 6 documentary photographers from Serbia. Members share a mission documenting reality and expanding awareness about social issues in the Balkans. Our work is based on a traditional storytelling, respecting the highest visual, ethical and narrative standards in photojournalism.

The photographers of Kamerades embrace photography as a visual language for communicating an undistorted image of reality through in-depth reportage. Each member has his own style and area of interest, while they are linked by passion for truth, humanity and photography.
We are trying to stay focused and document what we are witnessing. Sometimes it is hard to find the inspiration with empty streets with no people around. Mostly, we are thinking about the future.
About the Authors
Nemanja Pančić
Igor Pavicević
Marko Risović
About the Authors
After his education in film-making, he switched to still photography and photojournalism. The influences of film culture and strong visual expression can easily be recognized in his work. In 2013 he has received World Press Photo 1st prize, category Observed Portraits for his photo «Little Survivor».
Igor has worked as a professional photographer for the past 15 years. His photography covers issues in post-conflict societies. He has worked with UNHCR since 2015 and has been telling stories of refugees from middle eastern countries arriving in Balkan countries.
Nemanja Jovanović
Marco Rupena
Vladimir Zivojinović
Nemanja has urge for adrenalin driven situations, and he's very experienced in working under conflict circumstances. His passion for life photography and photojournalism always pushes him in the first rows, closest possible to the action.
Fell in love with taking pictures as a 5-year-old child, but started to work professionally when he was 23, in a daily newspaper «Glas Javnosti». Likes to modify his style and approach according to different situations because he thinks that moments are like people – you can't approach each of them in the same way.
He started his career as a volunteer in 2015. in the daily newspaper. Focused on the news, social and humanitarian issues in Balkans. From January 2018 he works for Agency France-Press as a stringer, and his work has been picked up by foreign outlets such as BBC, La Repubblica, Le Monde, The New York Times, etc.
Marko was attracted to photographic exploration of reality in his early youth. After years of experimenting, he discovered narrative power of photography as a language of socially engaged communication. For six years, he was working as photojournalist in different media outlets in Serbia. Later, he switched his interest to long term projects about various aspects of social reality.
How has social distancing affected your daily life?
Nemanja Pančić:
These times are difficult and challenging for us both as individuals and professionals. At the same time, we are aware that we are living in a very important moment in history and that our call is to document it. Pandemic and special measures implemented affect us on many levels, the most important one is that for some of us most of our assignments were canceled.
How are your compatriots adapting to the new conditions in Serbia?
Nemanja Pančić:
Quarantine, curfew, long queues for groceries… people are forced to spend more time at home, while the authorities and epidemiologists keep warning us form the television screens of the possible consequences. Many are in fear for their jobs, some already lost them. It was particularly hard and saddening to see old people rushing to the streets when it was allowed for them to go out for the first time after weeks of isolation.
Statistics | COVID-19 in Serbia
est. April 27, 2020 (morning)
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