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Roma day: smiling kids at school

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Two happy kids at school. Today, 8th of April, is the Roma international day. The Roma contribution to European and world culture (music, for instance) is disproportionately large and barely known in comparison to their social position (unfortunately well diffused by the media…). Vogosca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

8 Apr 2016

Eldin: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Eldin

“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Eldin, 13 years old, sells kleenex in the streets and bars of Sarajevo and goes to school. He told me that he has no parents, no brothers and sisters. His grandparents take care of him. His dream is to be a soccer player. His wish is to work in a bar but first he wants to finish secondary school. Cafe Alfonso. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

21 Mar 2014

Mersiha: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Mersiha“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Mersiha Sahinbegovic, director of the primary school “Porodice efendije Ramic”, a school especially committed to the integration of minorities like roma community, wanted to stress that “there is no poverty like ignorance, there is no honour as knowledge” . Semizovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

2 Mar 2014

Kids having fun: Universal Children’s Day

Kids having funKids from the Huampis indian community of Villa Gonçalo having fun. Today, the 20th of november, marks the day on which the United Nations adopted in 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Surprisingly, United States is one of only three countries in the world which have not ratified the Convention. Villa Gonçalo, Peru, April 2008 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

20 Nov 2013

Resting in the shade of a tree


Kids resting in the shade of a tree in the Nuraghes archaeological site of Serra Orrios in Sardinia. The “Nuraghi” are the main type of ancient megalithic building found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900-730 BC. Today it’s one of the symbols of the island and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilisation. Dorgali, Italy, July 2013 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

17 Aug 2013

Peaceful anti-government demonstration in Sarajevo

A glance at the peaceful anti-government demonstration held the 11th of june in front of the national parliament in Sarajevo. This bosnian multiethnic demonstration (people came from Banja Luka, Mostar, Bihac, Zenica), began last week as a small protest of parents pushing strollers to parliament to demand a new law be passed so their newborns could get national identity numbers (JMBG), needed to acquire passports and to have access to basic needs (health, education). The initial protest was sparked by media reports about a 3-month-old baby that needs life-saving medical treatment abroad, but couldn’t travel because the infant couldn’t get a passport until the government started issuing temporary numbers Wednesday… Some people call this demonstration “baby revolution” and maybe the beginning of a “Bosnian spring”. Actually, people are tired of a political class divided by ethnic questions and unwilling to solve everyday and real problems such as employment, health and education. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2013. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

12 Jun 2013

Roma international day: Almedina at school

Almedina (LEFT) at her primary school “Porodice efendije Ramic” with her favourite schoolmate. RIGHT: her schoolmates are holding the Roma flag. This makes part of a Swiss Caritas project on the Roma inclusion in public schools. This is one positive approach. In general, the Roma discrimination and stigmatisation, unfortunately, are still very strong in our societies. Today, the 8th of April, is the Roma international day. Vogosca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

8 Apr 2013

A boy and the popcorns

A boy is waiting for the popcorns. Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

8 Nov 2012

Slideshow: 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo

Slideshow on the Sarajevo 6th of April remembering the beginning of the siege (1992-2012), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, april 2012, © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

12 Apr 2012

Empty chairs in Sarajevo remember 11541 victims

600 empty chairs remembering the children of Sarajevo killed during the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995): people left toys, teddy bears and candies on the chairs, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, april 2012, © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

6 Apr 2012