Insert from the book preface: We have been spending an increasing amount of time in Mačva (a geographical region in northwest Serbia). At first it was only the weekends, then whole weeks and then it became months. Each time, we would come back with thousands of new photos, completely blown away by the hidden beauties which we had begun to discover every single day.
Mačva deserves to have a book written about it! It deserves so much more than this, but a book will do to start with. We have decided to try to explore everything that we haven’t been able to explore so far, and to visit all the scenery that we haven’t yet seen. Our journey through Mačva started a little more than five years ago…
Photography: Marko Zamurovic
Text and Captions: Marija Zamurovic
No. of Pages: 288
Preparing a barbecue on the boat while it sails smoothly on the surface of the Drina River.
On the very estuary of the Drina and the Sava where the two rivers merge together into a single flow, a fisherman enjoys the sunset from his boat.
The first days of winter bring with them the preparation of greaves, flavoured salami, sausages and other meat specialties.
The carnival atmosphere becomes heated in the early evening and lasts until late at night.
The faces of thousands of happy children in Šabac town square in the middle of September on the occasion of the Children’s Carnival, where balloons with handwritten notes are released into the sky. Every year, for days after this celebration, the balloons find their way to strangers and make them happy with the good wishes they contain.
Craftsman Rade spends his winter days among the sawdust and wooden boards in his wood processing shop after he has finished working in the fields for the year.
Shining stars shoot across the clear sky above the Mačva forest.