Last week, from Thursday, October 24th to Sunday, October 27th, a Photo safari was held in Novi Bečej, bringing together a numerous photographers and nature lovers from Serbia and from neighboring Hungary, the partner town Sandorfalva. As this year’s Photo safari was designed to blend the cultural and natural resources of Novi Becej, photographers had the opportunity to visit and record the cultural and natural values of our small town through three content days.
On the first day, upon arrival, a presentation of the program of this year’s Photo safari with basic guidelines was organized for the photographers to familiarize themselves with the concept of work. What makes this year’s Photo safari different from the previous ones is the basic idea, which is to introduce Novi Bečej and its surroundings through aspects of dawn, day, dusk, sunset and night. Thus, the program itself included a stay in SNP Slano Kopovo the following day, until sunset. During the day, photographers walked to The house where Vladimir Glavas was born, taking pictures of old Banat houses, people, everyday scenes, after which the project was continued by photographing Araca where a local guide introduced them to the history of this Benedictine monastery. As mentioned earlier, the second day for the photographers ended with a visit and a photo of the day’s end at SNR Slano Kopovo.
The next day involved photographing dawn and sunrise, so photographers found themselves in the SNR Slano Kopovo before sunrise, where they through a easy stroll they had the opportunity to record the extraordinary scenes and landscapes offered by the drained bottom of Lake Slano Kopovo this year. In the continuation of the program, for the photographers at the Visitor Center socializing with cooking stews according to the recipe of the old masters was organized.
Sunday was reserved for the Tisa River and its quay, the center of Novi Bečej, as well as daily events such as the market, as well as all the color it carries with it. Afterwards, to complete the whole experience of being in our town, a traditional Banat lunch was organized for the students, bringing the four-day Photo safari program to an end.
Upon completion of the Photo safari program, each participant will submit to the organizer a minimum of 5 photographs, one of each of the author will be displayed as part of an exhibition setting within the Crane Festival program, 15th and 16th of November.