University Photo Cinema Club was founded in 1977. Activities University Photo Cinema Club are aimed at popularization of photography in general, with special emphasis on creative – exhibiting photography.
This is especially intensified and expressed in the last 25 years.
The first group of activities is educational and is manifested through the organization and holding of courses photos, as well as many creative photo workshops.
So far held more than 60 courses (elementary and advanced), through which trained over 1 000 people.
The second part of the activity is focused on creative – exhibitions or art photography. Continuous global trends and developments in photography, members of the University Photo Cinema Club are present in many important international photography events. Our photo club has the largest number of active members – exhibitor (thirty) in relation to all photo clubs in the region, and our members are participants of photographic salons and exhibitions around the world. Photos of our authors were received, exhibited and awarded on all continents.
So far we have organized over 70 different photo exhibitions (club, međuklupskih, international, national, independent, …), which has greatly contributed to the popularization of photography in this region.
We must emphasize our traditional international exhibition of slides, which are held continuously for 18 years. The way of presentation and perseverance in this discipline for many years made us distinctive and unique in the world, and our exhibition is one of several recent exhibitions slides that were held around the world. Also, in parallel with the International exhibition of slides, we initiated the organization of the International Salon of Photography, which has been held for 12 years and has grown into the largest photographic event in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Four years in a row we organized an international photography exhibition circular ECOLOGICAL TRUTH, which is specific in that it is near Banja Luka simultaneously held in three cities and three countries (Serbia, Slovenia and Bulgaria).
SALON PHOTOS BANJALUČKI for ten years in a row has the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art – FIAP, as well as all the other aforementioned exhibition.
Each of these exhibitions or salons, follows an extraordinary item or presentation, as well as the catalog of high quality, which just completed a complete picture of the level and importance of organized events.
For extremely successful organization continuously BANJA LUKA Salon of Photography and the International Exhibition of Photography PHOTO EMOTION, University Photo Cinema Club also received high awards of the International Federation of Photographic Art – Two FIAP bronze plaque, which is a unique case that this recognition is an organizer assigned to two different exhibition.
Based on all the above, our photo club was for years one of the most successful photo clubs in the region.