Magazine article New Internationalist

[Sarajevo Self-Portrait]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[Sarajevo Self-Portrait]

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With the trial of Milosevic reviving memories of the horrors of the Bosnian war, this photo-book seems timely. But it's a lot more than that. Sarajevo Self-portrait (devised by Leslie Fratkin, Umbrage Editions, New York, ISBN 1-884167 03 9) is the work of local photographers, not foreign photojournalists. Fratkin has brought together the images and words of nine Bosnian photographers and the result is a series of pictures by people not just observing a war, but in a war. The subjects are their own people, sometimes relatives and friends. In the case of Kemal Hadzic they are his fellow combatants in the Bosnian Army. A different set of problems and sensitivities are provoked, especially when the photographers are also involved with the international media. …

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