Life in the New

👉🏻 The photo book

👉🏻 Prints

👉🏻 Exhibitions

Life in the New open book

The photo book project Life in the New documents brutalist and socialist modernist architecture in the district of Novi Beograd in Serbia, at the intersection between art and documentary photography.

The book delves into the intricate relationship between urban development and its impact on the residents of Novi Beograd. It traverses the transition from socialism to post-socialism in Serbia, questioning the fulfillment of promises for an egalitarian city designed with human needs at its core.

Through a captivating blend of portraits, art photography, and architectural shots, Andresen invites the viewer to experience the unique vision of Novi Beograd. Here, socialist modernist and brutalist structures stand as powerful symbols of the city’s distinctiveness, breaking away from the Eastern Bloc model.

The book features intimate interviews, portraits of 12 residents, and 170 pages of evocative photographs documenting the area’s iconic architecture and daily life.

👉🏻 Hardcover
👉🏻 240 pages
👉🏻 24 × 30 cm
👉🏻 160 photos
👉🏻 Language: English
👉🏻 Swiss binding

Published by Kerber Verlag

Designed by Petter Torgersen Myhr

You can order it here or at your favorite bookstore.


Prints from the project are available through Atelie. You can also order directly by sending an email to See the price list here. Delivered with a Proof of Authenticity, limited to 10 prints.

I also sell 5 different prints for $45 with free shipping (20×25 cm, signed and limited to 20 prints):


Bilde av Marius Svaleng Andresens utstilling Life in the New på Fotografiens Hus i Oslo
Fotografiens Hus March 9-April 2 2023

From March 9 to April 2, 30 photos from the project was exhibited at Fotografiens Hus in Oslo. See the price list and buy photos by sending me an email.

DKSG Belgrade June 16-July 8 2023

June 16 to July 8, “Life in the New” was exhibited at DKSG (Dom kulture Studentski grad), main gallery, in Novi Beograd.