Bosnia and Herzegovina War for Independence, 1992-1995
In the Village of Women

In the Village of Women

Osmace, Bosnia And Herzegovina, May 16, 2009. The town of Osmace, near Srebenica, is now called “The Village of Women” because most of the husbands and brothers of the women who live there were killed in the war. Out of necessity, these women took over many of the men’s roles: working the fields, rebuilding homes, tending the animals...
Car Battery Factory, Interior

Car Battery Factory, Interior

Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 22, 2009. An interior view of part of the car battery factory in Potocari, Srebrenica Municipality, where the Dutch had a peace-keeping base that was overrun by Bosnian Muslim refugees after the fall of Srebrenica enclave in May 1995. In July 1995, the refugees were handed over to the Serbs and...
Car Battery Factory, Exterior

Car Battery Factory, Exterior

Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 22, 2009. An exterior view of part of the car battery factory in Potocari, Srebrenica Municipality, where the Dutch had a peace-keeping base that was overrun by Bosnian Muslim refugees after the fall of Srebrenica enclave in May 1995. In July 1995, the refugees were handed over to the Serbs and...
Former Mass Grave

Former Mass Grave

Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 26, 2009. A corn field now grows on the site of a former mass grave in Srebrenica municipality where some men and teenage boys were killed and buried during the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995.
Abandoned Synagogue

Abandoned Synagogue

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. September 16, 2009. An abandoned Sephardic synagogue in Sarajevo. After World War II, when most of the Jews from here were either killed or fled, this synagogue was appropriated for offices, but was then abandoned during the war of the 1990’s.
Headstone of a Jewish Soldier

Headstone of a Jewish Soldier

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009. At the Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo that dates back to the 16th century, a more recent headstone marks the grave of a Jewish soldier killed in World War II. The cemetery, located on a hill overlooking the city, was used by Serb soldiers, who camped out there and then...
The Laundry Line

The Laundry Line

Serbia, May 13, 2009. At the Internal Displaced People’s Center center near Belgrade, where approximately 350 Serbs still live, a line of laundry suspended on a tree branch flutters in the wind.
Zuhrijana Buric

Zuhrijana Buric

Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 22, 2009. Zuhrijana Buric, 56 years old, lost her husband, father-in-law and son-in-law in the Srebrenica Massacre of July 1995. She lives in Osmace, known as “The Village of Women” because most of the men from there were killed in the massacre. She nows tends the farm and has taken...
Burned Out Homes

Burned Out Homes

Srebrenica Municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 16, 2009. Burned-out homes still sit on a ridge in Srebrenica Municipality 15 years after the war there ended.
Derisa and Osman Hodzic

Derisa and Osman Hodzic

Srebrenica Municipality, 2009. Derisa Hodzic, 45 years-old, with her 15 year-old son Osman, who was born during the siege of Srebrenica. Derisa’s husband Beriz was killed in the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, while she was 7-months pregnant with their second son Bernes. Photographed at their home.
Sniper’s Road

Sniper’s Road

Sarajevo, May 22, 2009. During the Siege of Sarajevo, Serb forces sniped and besieged the city from this high road that rims the ridge surrounding the valley where the city of Sarajevo sits. Lovers now frequent the still burned-out buildings that dot the ridge and forest line along the road.
The Forest

The Forest

Srebrenica Municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 23, 2009. The forest along the road from Srebrenica to Tuzla, which was the route that many refugees fled on by foot, and were also killed by Serbian military forces.