photography, poster, heraclea, heraclea lyncestis, macedonia, bitola

Dates: 1 – 28 November, 2013

Venue: Zaharii Knyazhesky Regional Library, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Curator: Snezhana Marinova, director of Zaharii Knyazhesky Regional Library

Partner organizations: Balkan Heritage Foundation, Zaharii Knyazhesky Regional Library, Stara Zagora Regional Museum of History

The photographs of the ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestys, Republic of Macedonia by contemporary Macedonian artist Dražan Bračić were presented in Stara Zagora with the support of the Balkan Heritage Foundation. Remains of Heraclea Lyncestys lay next to modern Bitola. They have been intriguing for decades archaeologists, tourists and artists. Between 2008 and 2012 the Balkan Heritage Foundation supported their excavation and study and conducted there an archaeological field school. The photos were taken for a couple of years at the archaeological site (some of them during the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) project there). The author elegantly captured the power of the past and its clashing contact with the present.