EXHIBITION "ATHLETES IN SILENCE"
Organized by the Croatian Association for Culture of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People "World of Silence" and the Croatian Deaf Sports Association an exhibition of sports photography of deaf athletes "Athletes in silence" by photographer Zeljko Hrsana was held from September 8 - 18, 2010 with the beginning at 7 pm in the gallery Christopher Stankovic in the Old City Hall.
In the foreword of the catalog which was written by Mr. Ivica Tomić (Zagreb photo cinema alliance) says:
" Some photos of Željko Hrsan were created almost thirty years ago, and some only a few months ago. Željko Hrsan lives with photography all the time. As to this, and future exhibitions, he will surprise us in its modesty and unobtrusiveness, and serious photographic handwriting that lists the time in which he lives. This exhibition presented a collection of sports photography. The photographs are not of those athletes that we see daily in the media, and that each of us could immediately recognize, but before you are pictures of people who are real human and heroes, but not so often in the media. Željko Hrsan in this exhibition photographs deaf people who through sport show that they are true sports heroes which can do faster, better, further and more. Sports photography is extremely difficult photographic discipline that requires a lot of knowledge and expensive photographic equipment. It takes a place that should not interfere athletes at all, capture the moment in which the athlete goes beyond their capabilities, the moment in which he becomes a world unto itself, with his whole being reduced to a decisive service, shot, goal, jump, jump of hurdles or last chess move that will lead to victory. With modest photographic equipment than those which most sports photographers use, Hrsan is shooting pictures which revive the most interesting details of the event at which deaf athletes, for the umpteenth time once again win in the eye of a visitor".