Visegrad Revisited – Photo Report

Image: Survivors in buses heading towards Visegrad.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Bosniak survivors on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Brigde, commemorating the start of the genocide.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Roses on the wall of the Sokolovic Bridge.Each rose represents one victim.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A Bosniak woman stands in the Straziste cemetary among the tombs of Visegrad victims.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A Bosniak woman crying on the tombstone of her beloved one.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A Bosniak woman standing on the Sokolovic Bridge during the commemoration.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Bosniak survivors on the Sokolovic Bridge.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Bosniak women in the Straziste cemetary praying for their loved ones.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A Bosniak woman praying for a victim – Halil Kupus who was murdered on the Sokolovic Bridge in 1992.(Photo: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Slideshow

All photos were made by Velija Hasanbegovic, and published on Radio Sarajevo. Velija was a teenager when Visegrad was occupied. He managed to survive and is today living and working in Sarajevo.

Image: Velija at work. (Photo by Kenan Efendic, radiosarajevo.ba)

3 Responses to “Visegrad Revisited – Photo Report”

  1. The picture of the woman mourning against the tombstone is an extremely powerful image. It doesn’t just evoke an individual death, it sums up all that was lost between 1992 to 1995 and for those of us for whom realisation came too late it reminds us that the unimaginable may not be be that far away.

  2. I’ve just been to the slideshow of Velija Hasanbegovic’s photographs at the Radio Sarajevo website. It is even more poerful than the pictures you’ve published. You should make it more accessible by including a direct link in your main post: http://www.radiosarajevo.ba/media/s/visegrad/index.html

  3. visegrad92 Says:

    Thanks Owen, I am trying to figure out how to download this and place it on youtube…..

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