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Vukašin Nedeljkovic: ‘It was very tough at the beginning to be an asylum seeker’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Serbian political activist and photographer Vukašin Nedeljković sought asylum in Ireland and found himself in direct provision. Photographs he took of reception centres he lived in at the time, or has visited since, have led to a book, a website and now a touring exhibition

Protest came at a high cost for Vukašin Nedeljković. Growing up in Belgrade and becoming an activist was no smooth path, but when Serbian prime minister Zoran Đinđić was assassinated in 2003, “very close to me, very close to where I was at the time, I said: ‘I can’t live here any more’”, he said.

A protest speech that Nedeljković recorded at a local radio station was brought up in parliament, and not...

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