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By - 08.11.2023

Meet Mergita Hoti, one of the few camerawomen in Kosovo

About eight years ago at a family party, Mergita Hoti’s father, the event’s cameraman, had to leave the celebration because of another commitment.

Hoti, then 17 years old, had already nurtured a desire to follow her father’s profession. That day, without any hesitation, she took the camera and continued to capture the party by herself.

From that day on, she became inseparable from the camera. Today, she is one of the few women in Kosovo, and perhaps the first from her hometown Gjakova, to work in this field — a profession that is still largely dominated by men.

Behind the lens of her camera, she documents local issues and topics that often go unnoticed by the mainstream media. She devotes the rest of her time to another type of documentation — Hoti and her camera are at every party in her community.

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