Rista Marjanović (1885-1969), Serbian

Born in Šabac on 01.03.1885, died in Belgrade on 07.04.1969. He was the first Serbian photojournalist. His photographs from the Balkan wars and the First World War have priceless documentary value. During the first Balkan war in 1912, he worked as an editor of the American newspaper New York Herald for Europe. He went to the front as war correspondent for the Serbian Head Command. His reports and photos are published in the European newspapers. During the First World War he photographed the battles for Cer, Kolubara, and the retreat of the Serbian Army across Albania in 1915. His photographs of this legendary Serbian army crusade have been published in Paris, London and New York. He became also a war reporter from the Thessaloniki front. After the war, he worked in Avala agency in the foreign affairs press bureau. In 1941 he refused to cooperate with the Nazis and goes undercover. He made legendary photos of the Partisans entering Belgrade in 1944. After the war, he worked for TANJUG agency.

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Rista Marjanovic 1885-1969 Serbian Horse unit entering Skopje Oct.1912
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Rista Marjanovic 1885-1969 Captured Turkish Officers in Kumanovo 1912
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Rista Marjanovic 1885-1969 King Petar and Duke Putnik entering Kumanovo and Skopje 1912
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Rista Marjanovic 1885-1969 King Petar and Duke Putnik entering Kumanovo and Skopje 1912

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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