30 Years On, Photographs Evoke Everyday Terrors of Besieged Sarajevo

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Photo by Paul Lowe / VII. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Winter 1994. Egyptian United Nations peacekeeping soldiers from Egypt help an injured woman running from the scene of an explosion in the city centre.

Kenneth Morrison, professor of History at De Montfort University, and co-author (with Paul Lowe) of “Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo” writes in this piece for BIRN, “At a time where Europe is again witnessing scenes of devastation and human suffering in Ukrainian cities such as Mariupol and Kharkiv, the British photojournalist and academic Paul Lowe’s new exhibition ‘Opsada’ (‘Siege’), one of a series of events being held throughout the city this week to mark the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo, has a particular resonance.”