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“Everything in its right place”

1508nyMannequins and a worker. New York, USA, September 2015. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

29 Nov 2016

Milonga restrooms

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Milonga restrooms. Buenos Aires. Argentina, May 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

21 Nov 2016

Being over the moon…

People watching and shooting the moon the day of the supposed “supermoon”. And fishing too… Rio de la Plata. Buenos Aires. Argentina, November 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

17 Nov 2016

War crimes in Višegrad

CRIMES BEFORE ICTY: VISEGRAD

Director Steve Coulson (International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia)

Pictures: Luca Bonacini and others – 2016

 

The nationalist political parties (Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks) are consolidated at the power in a country already ethnically divided. In one municipality a convicted war criminal became mayor. In Mostar conflicts are so deep that the polls couldn’t be organized…

The situation in Sarajevo doesn’t encourage optimism. The city symbol of the peaceful coexistence of four religions, which has strenuously resisted the siege while Europe turned its back, is slowly changing its face. Many people, some of them children of mixed marriages, are leaving the country in search of jobs. My two best friends already move to Italy to build a better future…

At the same time tourists are coming from the Gulf countries with their wives wrapped in burqas and niqabs. Fascinated by the city and its mountains, they are investing in shopping centers and building residential compounds. In the pool where I used to bring my kids, now there are exclusive schedules for women…

The situation is alarming, especially considering that the war that took place more than 20 years ago led to the “ethnic cleansing” (8000 muslims massacred in few days in Srebrenica).

This is the main topic of the documentary produced by the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia (director Steve Coulson) and illustrated with some of my photos taken in this area.

It talks about the ethnic cleansing in the region of Višegrad (1992-1993) a small town resting on the river of the Drina. A bucolic area described by the Nobel Prize of literature Ivo Andric in his “Bridge on the Drina”, that became one of the most emblematic crime scene of the former Jugoslavia conflict. Ruins of burned houses, cemetery river and hotel of rapes still testify to a not so distant past. A recent past when Serbian “neighbors”, after decades of cohabitation, started to kill their muslim “neighbors”. The documentary helps us not to forget. The crimes of which Lukic brothers were accused and convicted, still make the blood run cold.

 

I segnali lanciati dalle ultime elezioni municipali (ottobre 2016) in Bosnia-Erzegovina non sono incoraggianti.

I partiti nazionalisti (serbi, croati e bosgnacchi) si consolidano al potere in un paese già etnicamente diviso. In una municipalità, un criminale di guerra condannato diventa sindaco. A Mostar i conflitti sono così accesi che non è nemmeno possibile organizzare gli scrutini…

A Sarajevo la situazione non spinge all’ottimismo.

Una volta città simbolo della convivenza pacifica di 4 religioni, capace di resistere strenuamente all’assedio, malgrado l’abbandono da parte dall’Europa, la capitale del paese piano piano cambia faccia.

I giovani, spesso figli dei matrimoni misti, partono all’estero alla ricerca di lavoro. I miei due migliori amici sono partiti in Italia.

Al posto arrivano i turisti del golfo, con mogli al seguito, spesso avvolte in burqa e niqab. Affascinati dalla città e dalle sue montagne, investono in shopping center, fabbricano condominii. Nella piscina in cui portavo i bambini, da poco hanno stabilito gli orari esclusivi per le donne…

La situazione è preoccupante, soprattutto alla luce della guerra avvenuta più di 20 anni fa’ e che ha provocato vere e proprie “pulizie etniche” (8000 mussulmani massacrati in qualche giorno solo a Srebrenica).

Anche di questo narra il documentario girato dal Tribunale Penale Internazionale per l’ex Jugoslavia e illustrato da alcune mie foto prese nella regione di Višegrad.

Il documentario parla della pulizia etnica nella zona di questa piccola cittadina “tranquilla” adagiata sul fiume Drina. Una zona un tempo bucolica, descritta dal premio nobel della letteratura Ivo Andrić nel suo libro “il ponte sulla Drina” e recentemente un angolo di terra teatro di crimini atroci. Ruderi di case incendiate, un fiume cimitero e l’hotel degli stupri testimoniano ancora di un passato vicino. Un passato in cui i “vicini” serbi, dopo anni di convivenza, hanno iniziato a dare la caccia ai loro “vicini” di casa mussulmani. Il documentario serve a non dimenticare. I crimini di cui sono stati accusati e condannati i fratelli Lukic fanno gelare il sangue.

12 Oct 2016

“Des filles et des fringues”

Spectacle plein d’humour de la troupe “Paris Baires” avec ses talentueuses actrices Anne, Estelle, Laetitia, Milena, Roselyne, Sandrine, Valérie.”Des filles et des fringues” d’après “L”Amour, la Mort, les Fringues” de Nora et Délia Ephron. Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

20 Sep 2016

Legs

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Legs. Malpensa, Italy, September 2015. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

25 Apr 2016

Ismet: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajefo: Ismet“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Ismet Hukic, from Sandzak origins (muslim part of Serbia) owner of a Kafana (coffee bar) in Jarcedoli one of the mahala of Sarajevo, wanted to share “the historic success” of the qualification of the Bosnia-Herzegovina football team to the world cup in Brazil. 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.

14 Feb 2014

Remember 3000 victims in Visegrad

“3000 roses for 3000 lives” is a commemoration to remember the Visegrad genocide of 3000 bosniak civilians, between spring and summer 1992 . Every last saturday of may, 3000 roses are symbolically thrown in the Drina river, from the old Visegrad bridge (Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic) by the relatives of the victims. Afterwards, relatives of the victims go to the Visegrad cemetery to attend a collective funeral. Since the end of the bosnian war, bodies are exhumed little by little from mass graves or from the Drina riverbanks. This year 7 victims, including two 6 years old children, were buried at the Straziste cemetery. Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2013. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

30 May 2013

People like us

Patients and doctors sing, play, enjoy together during the opening of a mental health Centre in central Bosnia, supported by the Swiss Cooperation. The aim of the project is to struggle against stigmatisation: who is the doctor ? who is the patient ? Mental health care is a very sensitive issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina especially because it is deeply related to the 1992-95 conflict and, more recently, to the deterioration of the economic situation. Kljuc, 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.

15 May 2013