Category Archives: Aesthetics

Beauty and Solidarity

One of post-war Bosnia’s enduring struggles is to keep its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage alive. Some twenty years ago, the architects of genocide did all they could to destroy it. I’ve written before about some of the incredible Bosnian … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

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A few more images from Sarajevo, in celebration of summer, in celebration of life…. All photographs by the author.

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Manscaping

Before Bosnia, I never cared much about flowers, about gardening, about weeding. Now I can’t stop. It’s all Zehra’s fault. She’s the one I sat with, in the tall, shelled apartment complex, drinking coffee, talking about color. Leaning out of … Continue reading

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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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