Monday, March 12, 2018

Reverien- Silver mention in the Px3- Prix de la Photographie Paris

I little while ago, I got to spend some time with my friend Reverien, at his place in Switzerland...we also got a chance to visit his place in Rwanda. The story got a Silver Award in the Px3- Prix de la Photographie Paris- now is the time to enter for next years awards. More on Reverien, who survived the genocide in 1994 despite losing his entire family and my stories from Rwanda can be found in this link.
Reverien visiting his childhood village, Mugina, about an hour from Kigali, Rwanda.
#genocide #photography#documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #keystonephoto #px3 #switzerland #Rwanda

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ratko Mladić convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

175 bodies were laid to rest during the ceremonial burial in Potocari, near Srebrenica on July 11th 2014. Approximately 8000 people were murdered in a week during July 1995 in Srebrenica, Bosnia.
"Former Bosnian Serb army commander known as the ‘butcher of Bosnia’ sentenced to life imprisonment more than 20 years after Srebrenica massacre" the Guardian 

#bosnia #srebrenica #genocide #storytelling #marsmira #humanrights #photojournalism #documentary #potocari #july11 #20years #nikon #reportage #tuzla #lifeaftergenocide #humanrights #postwar #neveragain  #photography #webster #nikonpro #bisesero #webster 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"The Devil's Bar"- Potocari, Bosnia.

The shadow from a journalist can be seen in 'The Devil's Bar' at the former Dutch Bat HQ in Potocari on July 11th 2017
'The Devils Bar' is located inside the Potocari Memorial factory. It used to be the bar area for the Dutch soldiers during the war. This was a car battery factory in the Yugoslav time and the UN head quarters during teh war in Bosnia. Today, much of the buildings are left the way they were during the war, with old sawing blades left in one corner. However, some work has started repairing parts of the buildings as they are starting to deteriorate too much. George Pfrommer, a former Dutch Bat, painted the 'Café' painting as seen inside the bar.

#bosnia #srebrenica #genocide #storytelling #marsmira #humanrights #photojournalism #documentary #potocari #ReportageSpotlight #nikonswitzerland #webster #keystoneag

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sarajevo+ Photography

Evening, Sarajevo, July 2017
Sarajevo is a beautiful city, with architecture, people and history which inspires. Planning photography workshops for next year. Keep an eye out for more info here.
#bosnia #srebrenica #genocide #storytelling #marsmira #humanrights #photojournalism #documentary #potocari #ReportageSpotlight #nikonswitzerland #webster #keystoneag #photography #workshop

Thursday, October 05, 2017

22 years later.

"As the coffins arrive from Sarajevo, they are placed at the warehouse inside the old car battery factory which functioned as the UN head office during the war. Today, it is part of the memorial and the cemetory for the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica which which took place in July 1995". Well over 8000 people were murdered during the genocide in Srebrenica, 22 years ago. A new generation is growing up- the question is, are we any closer to reconciliation? More stories to come.
The burial of the dead, Potocari July 10th 2014
#bosnia #srebrenica #genocide #storytelling #marsmira #humanrights #photojournalism #documentary #potocari #ReportageSpotlight #nikonswitzerland #webster #keystoneag

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mars Mira 2017

These guys will spend the night in an abundant house in Lipije where genocide took place 22 years ago. The following day, they continued the Peace March following the route men, boys and some women took when they tried to escape from death in Srebrenica in July 1995. 
Participants of Mars Mira/ Peace March camps at Lipije after one day of marching for peace. 22 years after the genocide in Srebrenica. Lipije, Bosnia. July 8th 2017. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

New stories from Bosnia

Working on new stories from Bosnia, editing, going through old material- brings back memories.. Stay tuned. A little over two years ago, Bill Clinton visited the 20th commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica.
Bill Clinton arrived for the 20th commemoration in Potocari, just as he did for the opening of the memorial.  136 bodies were laied to rest on July 11th 2015 in Potocari.
#bosnia #srebrenica #genocide #storytelling #marsmira #humanrights #photojournalism #documentary #potocari #ReportageSpotlight #nikonswitzerland #webster #keystoneag #billclinton

Monday, August 28, 2017

Webster University refugee simulation 2017

For four days and three nights starting today, students from Webster University Geneva discovered how it feels to be a refugee. The Webster Humanitarian Association (WHA), in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which supplied the tents and equipment, organises the refugee simulation on campus. The idea will work continue to create focus on the situation on refugees and migrants in todays world. Follow us for the next few days with activities and events at the Webster Geneva's campus.
The students are signing in as refugees after having walked from the UNHCR's
office in Geneva to the campus in Genthod Bellevue
The students are signing in as refugees after having walked from the UNHCR's
office in Geneva to the campus in Genthod Bellevue
After having signed in as a refugee, the students are setting up the tent provided by the UNHCR. 
‪#‎documentary‬‪ #‎photojournalism‬ ‪#‎reportage‬ ‪#‎webster‬ ‪#‎nikonpro‬ ‪#‎fifdh‬ ‪#‎norge‬‪ #‎fotograf‬ ‪#‎keystone‬ #refugee #refugeesimulation #wha #unhcr

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Landmines in Bosnia

Landmines in Bosnia as seen during the Mars Mira/ Peace walk which will take place prior to the July commemoration of the Genocide in Srebrenica. 
Muhamed Smailhodzic (R) is a forester. He frequently comes accroissement land mines that are still found out in the nature. He has even more then once stepped on them, luckily so far, they have not detonated. 
According to this article in Balkan Insight, there are more then 80000 land mins left in the country and the target of being mine free by 2019 will not happen. Progress is happening though but there is still need to be cautious.
#keystone #webster #photojournalism #bosnia #genocide#storytelling #onassignment #srebrenica #ReportageSpotlight #marsmira#nedzadavdic #nikonswitzerland #landmines #balkaninsight  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

World Refugee Week

June 20th is the World Refugee Day. In Geneva, the International Refugee Cultural Festival is still going on. There are over 65 million people displaced due to war, climate change and other causes. last year, I went to visit some of them in northern Iraq. I hope to revisit again soon and to hear the continuation of the stories of the people I met last year.
Children at the Assyrian refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq. Check Global Geneva.
Mmtaiz  "Mattis" and his family, originally from Karakosh, outside their place at the refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq. The youngest child is born at the camp.
The refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq is 1 year and 4 month old and houses approximately 5000 people.
Assyrian children outside the Assyrian chruch near Duhok, northern Iraq.
R) Wahida Abdel Nur, C) Feryal Akubi L) Jamila Abd El-Ahad, are all from Mozul- currently staying at the Camp Shiyuz, near Duhok, northern Iraq. Feryal Akubi  explains that she has some family now in Germany but that she has not heard from her husband after he was captured by ISIS.
These Yazidi chilédren are currently living at the Camp Khanki. The are preparing for a football competition between children from other camps in the Duhok area in northern Iraq. The camp is large with 3120 tents. 2908 families and 16611 people.
Hajji Mirza is from Tel Azar. Now, he and his family live under a tent in Khanke
camp, near Dohuk in northern Iraq/ Kurdistan. He is one amongst 2’908 families,
or 16’611 people. These two children are his customers.
Yazidi survivors who are living at a random camp set up near the official "Camp Khanki", not to far from Dahuk, Kurdistan region, Iraq.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountain, near Syria, northern Iraq/ Kurdistan.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountrain.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountrain.
Yazidi survivors who are living at a random camp set up near the official "Camp Khanki", not to far from Dahuk, Kurdistan region, Iraq. Read more here.
#photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #iraq #keystone #ReportageSpotlight #nikonswitzerland #unhcr #yazidi #refugee #globalgeneva #geneva