Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
Novo mesto, 9 February 2017 – A photo exhibition by Krka employees who participated in the international photo contest was opened at Krka to mark this year’s Culture Day. The landscape motifs captured on camera tell the story of successful bringing together Krka employees of different nationalities and cultures.
At Krka we are aware that we fulfil our mission Living a healthy life with high quality, safe and effective products intended for treating a wide range of diseases and also by enabling people to live a quality and satisfying life. We see a symbolic connection between our core activity and culture as they both cure, each in its own way, with the culture nurturing in particular our souls. We therefore encourage our employees to discover and develop their talents that are not only related to their work, but include their cultural and social life.
The photos displayed at the exhibition were taken by Krka employees whose hobby is photography. They were created for the photo contest. At first, only Krka employees from Slovenia were invited but later the contest became an international project. It is now held in all countries where Krka has its companies and representative offices.
The number of Krka employees whose hobby is photography and who take part in the creation of the landscape calendars has significantly increased through years, which is reflected in the quality of photos and rich variety of motifs. Last year alone, 71 Krka employees from 14 countries sent 521 photos, of which 12 representative photos were selected by the jury. Among all photos received in the previous years, the jury made a selection of landscape motifs which are now on display at the Krka Gallery at the company’s headquarters.
The photos take us on a journey from Slovenia, through other parts of Europe to distant Asia. An innovative project based on Krka’s multicultural environment offers all lovers of photography exciting views of the nature and life, telling the story of Krka employees who are creative and work together towards a common goal, regardless of the geographic distances between them.
Authors of the photos:
- Munkhbold Altantsetseg, Krka’s representative office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Magdalena Anna Belowska, KRKA – POLSKA Sp. z o.o., Poland
- Sandi Božič, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Oksana Dichakovska, KRKA UKRAINE LCC, Ukraine
- Samo Drab, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- John Tong Liu, KRKA PHARMA DUBLIN LIMITED, Ireland
- Rok Marolt, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Ilya Morkovskiy, KRKA FARMA LLC, Russian Federation
- Damjan Možina, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Marko Oblak, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Elizabeta Suhadolc, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Joško Šimic, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Rok Šoster, Krka, d. d., Novo mesto, Slovenia
- Aleksandra Zorina, KRKA FARMA LLC, Russian Federation
Under the slogan Culture is also part of us Krka has been supporting cultural activities of its employees since its establishment. We have published our own collection of books. The fifth book entitled A Poem Like a Waterdrop Shimmers was added to the collection on the last year’s Culture Day. It contains poems written by Krka employees that were also selected through Krka’s international contest.
Krka’s Culture and Arts Society celebrated the 45th anniversary in 2016. An important part of the Society is Krka Mixed Choir. Since its founding, the choir has performed over five hundred times. In addition, the Society organises gallery exhibitions. They host exhibitions of fine arts every month at Krka Galleries in Novo mesto and in Ljubljana. So far, more than 700 exhibitions have been organised. Krka’s business premises in Ljubljana have been the venue for Krka Drama Club meetings for over 25 years. In November 2016, they hosted the 200th meeting. The members of the Culture and Arts Society may also take part in creative workshops which are held every month. The Society has strengthened its prominent position among the creators of literary culture by organising the well-attended Dolenjska Book Fair, which provides information about new books in the Slovenian market and encourages the reading culture. In 2017, the 40th fair will be organised. Last year, Krka’s Culture and Arts Society was awarded a coat of arms of the Municipality of Novo mesto for their lasting and significant achievements and contribution to the promotion of cultural activities.