Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sarajevo, Olympic City

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During these Olympics, an homage to Sarajevo, home of the 1984 Winter Games. Photographs of the city from my recent trip, with dreams that the beloved city may host the games again, someday….

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Of Peace and the Sword: Religion in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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The drive from Tuzla to Srebrenica has become a pilgrimage. Winding along the river Drina, through “cleansed” Republika Srpska, the journey induces sadness and reflection, rage and terror. It is a descent into the darkness of the 20th century. In … Continue reading

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Bosnia Flourishing

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The beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina can surprise someone visiting for the first time. These are the colors of life, of culture, of dignity and humanity, quietly reasserted after the genocidal war on Bosnia. When I look at these images, love overwhelms … Continue reading

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Remembering Srebrenica (2012)

Today, remembering Srebrenica. Photographs from my first visit to the Srebrenica-Potocari memorial. Today, just images, art, memory: Aida Sehovic, Sto Te Nema Sejla Kameric, Bosnian Girl Samir Biscevic, “Path of Death or Freedom” Series

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Poem for Sarajevo

Poem for Sarajevo These are Olympic ruins, Hallucinating force: Muscle, nerve, steel, and ice Exploding, roaring above Sarajevo Past yearning spectators, Native and foreign, Who spurned distance, needing No translation for ecstasy. Now useless permanence, Intimacy’s stripped, severed spine Unmooring, … Continue reading

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The Way to a Man’s Heart

My infinitely loving and compassionate partner, Alex, knows that when I come home from Bosnia-Herzegovina, I go through a withdrawal that verges on exile. Where’s the Turkish coffee, the Sarajevsko beer, the cevapi, the burek, the corner bakery, the fresh … Continue reading

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