“Imagine there’s no countries… it isn’t hard to do…”*
Finally, a long-awaited summer has arrived, a time to swim in the sea, lake or swimming pool, a time for vacations and for travelling. That is the way things are, at least in Croatia and in my hometown — Zagreb, in which Photography Association Creatus operates. Creatus is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization and, above all else, publisher of BLUR magazine.
What’s new with us? Well, since we are from Croatia, we must mention that our country recently became part of the European Union (which you may have heard of before you ever heard of Croatia), just a little information to help you locate where BLUR is created. Speaking of the countries and their borders, you have no doubt noticed that we insist on placing country names right next to photographers’ names in BLUR. Have you ever wondered why we do that? At first glance it seems like something that would divide us, but we actually want to show diversity found in our pages because BLUR is conceived as a magazine that connects. That’s why we publish photographers from around the world, because we are read across the world, and because we are an international editorial team.
That sounds like utopia for some, and for others it may sound like John Lennon’s Imagine*. But for me… it’s everyday life for more than five years now. Enjoy the new issue.
Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief