Ivor Prickett - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph is from Returning Home – Croatia, a series documenting the lives of Croatian Serbs as they struggle to return to their homes in Croatia. The image depicts Slavica Eremic feeding her baby son Nikola while her husband Serbian Nebojsa sleeps. 21-year-old Slavica married Serbian when she was 19. Serbian had returned to Croatia after several years of exile in Serbia only to find his family home inhabited by a Bosnian refugee. The young family now lives in what used to be Serbian’s grandmother’s house.

    Irish photographer Ivor Prickett (b.1983) has a particular interest in the aftermath of war and its humanitarian consequences. His early projects focused on stories of displaced people throughout the Balkans and Caucasus. He has been based in the Middle East since 2009, where he has documented the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Libya, working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own projects. Travelling to more than 10 countries between 2012 and 2015, Prickett also documented the Syrian refugee crisis. His work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards, including the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and the Ian Parry Scholarship. His pictures have been exhibited widely at institutions such as Foam in Amsterdam and the National Portrait Gallery in London.



Slavica and Nikola, Croatia from Returning Home

July 2007
Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in.)
Frame: 157.7 x 157.7 cm (62 1/8 x 62 1/8 in.)

Signed in ink, printed date, number 1/2 + 1 AP and caption 'Slavica feeds her baby son Nikola' on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

£1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for £1,260

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London Auction 23 November 2021