Growing up in a small town in Eastern Croatia, Matej Jurčević has watched the community transform as the new generation moves away to seek opportunities in Europe. He photographs the spaces and memories they leave behind.
Consumerism and imperialism have long been explored and visualised in photography. Indeed, images themselves are a commodity that perpetuate the cycle. But with the dawn of the internet and new technologies, the heightened awareness of the climate crisis, intersectional thought and need for decolonisation, photography’s relationship to capitalism is being reexamined.