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Sarajevo, 1992 and 1993

I never stayed for long periods in Sarajevo, the way some journalists did. I now regret that. It was expensive to stay at the Holiday Inn, but there were other ways that were relatively cheap. I sometimes flew into the city from Split on the UN's "Maybe Airlines," Hercs loaded with food and supplies for the beseiged city, or else I bummed a ride in overland from Vitez, where I had an apartment. It wasn't far from Sarajevo to Vitez, but the barriers in between were sometimes unpassable. Life in Sarajevo during the seige could be very frightening. Evil was in the air, so real you could smell it.

Normally I shot pictures with two Canon EOS-1 bodies. I carried a 20-35 zoom and an 80-200, and also a 50 1.4 lens. The Canons I kept loaded with Fuji Provia film. I also carried between one and three Leicas, all with tri-x, and with 21, 35, or 50mm lenses. The black and white here is generally shot in a Leica, although some black and white images were converted from color if I thought the image looked better simplified.
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Afternoon during the seige
Afternoon during the seige
Digging in
Digging in
Legionaire or Marine?
Legionaire or Marine?
Tweaked kid
Tweaked kid
UNPROFOR at Sarajevo airport
UNPROFOR at Sarajevo airport
The fate of a tree
The fate of a tree
Children in wartime
Children in wartime
Baker
Baker
Bakers, Sarajevo
Bakers, Sarajevo
Water queue, Skenderija
Water queue, Skenderija
Fetching water
Fetching water
Bread
Bread
Polluted water
Polluted water
Winter funeral
Winter funeral
Food line
Food line
Water truck
Water truck
The UN helps out with plastic jugs
The UN helps out with plastic jugs
Oh, he's guilty all right!
"Oh, he's guilty all right!"
Sandwiches to the graveyard
Sandwiches to the graveyard
Morning coffee
Morning coffee
Foggy afternoon
Foggy afternoon
Hitchin a ride
Hitchin a ride
The hunt for water
The hunt for water
A day's water
A day's water
This bus is temporarily out of service
"This bus is temporarily out of service"
Waiting out the seige
Waiting out the seige
Mother and daughter
Mother and daughter
Visiting
Visiting
Princip's Bridge
Princip's Bridge
Children's ward, Kosevo Hospital
Children's ward, Kosevo Hospital
Kids' long-term care ward
Kids' long-term care ward
We're real bakers again
"We're real bakers again"
pekari005.jpg
pekari005.jpg
Accurate artillery
Accurate artillery
The UN at the Airport
The UN at the Airport
Water carriers
Water carriers
Flight deck of Antonoff
Flight deck of Antonoff
Americares
Americares
Canadians dig
Canadians dig
Later on, we'll dig over there!
"Later on, we'll dig over there!"
hollingsworth001.jpg
hollingsworth001.jpg
Loading food for Bosnia
Loading food for Bosnia
Hey UN, thanks for the plastic jugs
Hey UN, thanks for the plastic jugs
One guy who stayed
One guy who stayed
Day after day
Day after day
Distribution of bread
Distribution of bread
Dealing with trash
Dealing with trash
Getting some air
Getting some air
Metro
Metro
Under the water truck
Under the water truck
High-quality water
High-quality water
The Daily Newspaper
The Daily Newspaper
Ruined building
Ruined building
Water bicycle
Water bicycle
Behind the Neboder
Behind the Neboder
Destroyed workshop
Destroyed workshop
Destruction
Destruction
Real heroes
Real heroes
Slikaj nas!
Slikaj nas!
Real bread
Real bread
BBC armored Land Rover
BBC armored Land Rover
French Panhard recon vehicle
French Panhard recon vehicle
Admira and friends
Admira and friends
Admira and friends
Admira and friends
pbSarajevo501.jpg
pbSarajevo501.jpg
Sarajevo603.jpg
Sarajevo603.jpg
Sarajevo604.jpg
Sarajevo604.jpg
Sarajevo601.jpg
Sarajevo601.jpg
Sarajevo cafe, 1993
Sarajevo cafe, 1993
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pb-UN_SA_airport010.jpg
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