Almost 10.000 of people joyfully invaded streets and squares of Sarajevo to celebrate, cheerfully and all night long, the Bosnia-Herzegovina qualification to the next football world cup in Brazil. For many Bosnians, the historic success represent a rare cause for celebration in a daily life marked by dramatic unemployment rate (almost 50%) and ethnic divisions.
The ironic notice “Skupljam pare za Brazil” (I collect money to go to Brazil) showed by a group of football fans, reminds us the local economic reality as well as the amazing ability of Bosnian to face hard life with good humour.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2013 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.
“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Adnan was 18 years old when he entered the army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the beginning of the bosnian war. At that time he could have quit Sarajevo. Instead, he bravely decided to stay and to defend his home town, under the siege (1992-95). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2011 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.