Lens on Life – Bosnia – Srebrenica Memorial – 03

Srebrenica Memorial, Bosnia (2007), 3/3 – I was privileged to attend the annual reburial and commemoration ceremony for victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, when Serb forces massacred eight thousand Bosnian Muslim men and boys. I felt awkward at first, photographing survivors and intimate graveside scenes. After a while I realized that my witnessing was part of their project. The mourning was performative, designed to re-etch the events in global memory each July 11.

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