The Bosnian capital Sarejevo spent three years under siege during the Bosnian War; photographer and lecturer Paul Lowe was there to cover much of it, and the result is "Bosnians". A collection of black and white photographs focusing on the ordinary people of an encircled city, the result is ... Read review
Stark and beautiful, and ultimately life-affirming.
May be too harrowing for some.
"...later images of the surviving Bosnians getting on with their day-to-day lives blended in with my real experiences in Sarajevo and Mostar, and of the people themselves.
The violence is more harshly felt in Lowe's pictures displaying the effects - the painted toenails of a corpse in a morgue; an old woman grieving by a graveside, while sunlight through the trees creates a strange, spectral effect over the grave; a recovered skull being compared to ..."
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