Boogie (photographer)

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Vladimir Milivojevich

1969 (age 50–51)
Belgrade, Serbia
Known forPhotography

Boogie (born Vladimir Milivojevich in 1969) is a photographer from Serbia, based in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2]

He is known for his documentary and portrait photographs of people on the margins of society[3] and for his street photography.[4][5] His work has been published in The New York Times,[1] Time,[2] The Huffington Post,[3] Huck,[4][4] and shown on HBO (for the show How To Make It in America).[6]

Life and work[edit]

In 1997 Boogie was granted a Green card for United States lawful permanent residency through its Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery program.[1] He moved to New York City in 1998 and is based in Brooklyn.

He was featured in Cheryl Dunn's Everybody Street (2013) documentary film along with other photographers who have used New York City streets as a major subject in their work.[7]

Boogie has had six books of photography published, the first five in black and white and the most recent in colour. His first book, It's All Good, was one of five finalists (not winner) for Best Photography Book of 2006 at the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.[n 1][citation needed]

In 2009 Altamont Apparel had a range of t-shirts with Boogie's photographs screen-printed onto them.[8]

Boogie and his wife Nami have two children.[citation needed]


  • It's All Good. Brooklyn, NY: Miss Rosen / powerHouse, 2006. ISBN 978-1576873380
  • Boogie. Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse, 2007. ISBN 978-1576874127. Edition of 500 copies.
  • Sao Paulo. San Francisco, CA: Gingko / Upper Playground, 2008. ISBN 978-0979086274
  • Istanbul: Photographs by Boogie. San Francisco, CA: Upper Playground, 2008. ISBN 978-1934991022
  • Belgrade Belongs to Me. Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse, 2009. ISBN 978-1576874653. A compilation of work over 15 years.
  • A Wah Do Dem. Rome: Drago, 2015. ISBN 978-8898565139.


  • 2007: Paris Photo, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris.[9]
  • 2008: Colette, Paris. Featured photographs from Boogie.[10]
  • 2008: Boogie, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris. Featured photographs from Boogie.[10]
  • 2009: Boogie. 5 Days, AvantGarden Gallery, Milan. Photographs of Milan taken over five days.[11]
  • 2009: When Crooks Roam the Streets, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris.[9]
  • 2009/2010: Noli Me Tangere = Do Not Touch Me, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris.[9] With Joey Haley, Bili Bidjocka, Eric Pougeau, Chen Chieh-Jen, Martial Raysse, Elodie Lesourd and Lionel Scoccimaro.
  • 2010: The Best of Times, basement gallery, Altamont Apparel, New York, NY. Solo exhibition. 700 new and old photographs.[12]
  • 2010: The Uncovering, Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, CA. Solo exhibition of new black-and-white and colour photographs.[13][14]
  • 2016: Blow Your Mind, Magazzini Fotografici, Naples. Solo exhibition including photographs from A Wah Do Dem.[15]


  1. ^ At the time of the competition in 2006, It's All Good was instead called In the Projects.


  1. ^ a b c Vourloumis, Eirini (15 September 2009). "Showcase: His Camera, His Self". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "A Serbian Photographer's Memories of Belgrade". Time. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b Reilly, Andrew (9 December 2011). "Photographer Captures His Gritty Serbian Home (PHOTOS)". HuffPost. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Huck 43 – Street Photography with Boogie". Huck. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ Blake Andrews (29 October 2016). "400 Street Photo Books". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Cast". Alldayeveryday. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Boogie for Altamont Apparel". Black Sheep. 7 February 2009. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. The Boogie photo series: Crack Gun, Good Rat, and Solo Pitbull. 100% cotton ringspun 20 singles t-shirt with screen-print and just normal fit.
  9. ^ a b c "Boogie" (PDF). Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris. Retrieved 21 April 2014.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Boogie Preps Limited-Edition Book, Paris Exhibitions". XLR8R. 8 January 2008. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  11. ^ Giannella, Davide. "Avantgarden Gallery – Boogie". AvantGarden Gallery. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  12. ^ "The Best of Times Gallery". Altamont Apparel. 2 May 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  13. ^ "The Uncovering: new photography by Boogie". Carmichael Gallery. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Boogie 'The Uncovering' Exhibition". HypeBeast. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Boogie _Blow Your Mind_Save The date_1Dicembre _the show | Magazzini Fotografici". Magazzini Fotografici. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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