Bosnia and Herzegovina War for Independence, 1992-1995
Evidence of Destruction

Evidence of Destruction

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 18, 2009. A ghostly reminder of happier times, the burned out remains of a club on the Muslim side of Mostar still echos the war’s destruction after 15 years.
Edina Karic

Edina Karic

Tuzla, May 20, 2009. Edina Karic, born a Bosnian Muslim in 1976 in the village of Sase, near the city of Srebenica. She was a victim of multiple rapes by Serbian soldiers. She risked being stigmatized and was one of the rare women who voluntarily spoke at the War Crimes tribunal in The Hague in...
Three Sons Lost

Three Sons Lost

Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 16, 2009. It took Arifa Osmanovic, who lost her husband and three sons in the July 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, eleven years to be able to visit their graves at the cemetery in Potocari dedicated to the massacre.
Walking Home From School

Walking Home From School

Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 22, 2009. Serbian girls walk home from school though the main street of Srebrenica which still has abandoned buildings fifteen years after the end of the war there.
Amsal Karkas

Amsal Karkas

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009. Amsal Karkas, 13 years-old, in the small home he shares with his mother and brother in Tuzla. They are one of countless displaced Bosnian Muslim families still living in aid-donated accommodations since fleeing Srebenica. Magbula’s 2 bothers were killed in the war, one at 16 years-old in a massacre in Srebenica, 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...
Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch

Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 24, 2009. A pocket watch stopped at 1:15, along with other artifacts exhumed with bones from a mass grave in Srebrenica municipality. These artifacts are awaiting identification at the forensics lab and morgue in Tuzla run by the International Commission on Missing Persons, to be returned to family members along with skeletal...
Mersada Zenovic

Mersada Zenovic

Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, September 2009. Mersada Zenovic, 34 years-old; her husband Ekram was killed in the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, when their son Denis was 2 years-old. She never remarried and they live with her parents.
Serbian woman in Vlacenica

Serbian woman in Vlacenica

Srebrenica, September 2009. A Serbian woman standing in front of her home near Vlacenica, in Srebrenica Municipality, describing the murder of her Bosnian-Muslim neighbor who owned a restaurant across this road.
Nura’s Sons

Nura’s Sons

Srebrenica, May 2009. Nura Alispahic’s two sons were killed during the war in Bosnia. The one on the right was 16 years-old and died in the July 1995 Srebrenica Massacre – the killing was videotaped and this picture is a still from the video, right before he died. The other, older son was in the...
Abandoned Synagogue Window

Abandoned Synagogue Window

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009.
Exhumed Clothing

Exhumed Clothing

Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 24, 2009. At the forensics lab and morgue in Tuzla, run by the International Commission on Missing Persons, unidentified exhumed clothing, found with bones in a mass grave, await identification. Once a body has been 75% identified it is then returned to the family, with any artifacts recovered with it, for...