About the project
In September 2011 a group of photographers and writers who had covered the war in Bosnia met and decided to come back to Sarajevo on April 6th, 2012, to commemorate the beginning of the war and re-engage with the country. A meeting called ‘Sarajevo 2012’ took place, in cooperation with Memory Module.
They also decided to make a photo book about the war.
Jon Jones (project photo editor), Gary Knight (project production in collaboration with photographer Ziyah Gafic) and Remy Ourdan (project text editor) took the project on with the intention of making a book to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the war. They pulled together the work of over 50 bosnian and foreign photographers and writers who all volunteered their material.
The hardback book contains 248 pages that includes the work of many of the leading photographers and writers of the time. It charts the course of the war from its beginning in April 1992 to the Dayton Peace Accord in December 1995.
The book will be launched during the Sarajevo Film Festival on July 11th, 2012.
The book will exist both in bosnian and in english. 250 copies of the book will be dispersed for free to libraries and academic institutions in Bosnia.
The contributors to the book include:
Odd Andersen, Darko Bandic, Yannis Behrakis, Nina Berman, Alexandra Boulat, Eric Bouvet, John F. Burns, Christophe Calais, Patrick Chauvel, Rachel Cobb, Steve Connors, Enrico Dagnino, Jerome Delay, Janine Di Giovanni, Amel Emric, Wade Goddard, Antoine Gyori, Benoit Gysembergh, Tom Haley, Jean Hatzfeld, Ron Haviv, Filip Horvat, Roger Hutchings, Morten Hvaal, Srdjan Ilic, Olivier Jobard, Jon Jones, Thomas Kern, Gary Knight, Rikard Larma, Paul Lowe, Anthony Loyd, Santiago Lyon, Enric Marti, James Mason, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, Anja Niedringhaus, Peter Northall, Remy Ourdan, Gilles Peress, Michael Persson, Ariane Quentier, Noël Quidu, Laurent Rebours, Andrew Reid, Patrick Robert, David Rohde, Laurent Sazy, Kurt Schork, Tom Stoddart, Laurent Van der Stockt.