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Dzemil Hodzic | Bosnian Survivor

In Ethics, Photography, Random Moments on August 14, 2020 at 3:28 PM

‘A camera doesn’t lie’: Documenting besieged Sarajevo

25 years on, a Bosnian survivor is on a mission to keep memories alive with his Sniper Alley project.

Rewriting history has become commonplace within a contemporary context but not if Dzemil Hodzic is going to have anything to do with it.
Dzemil is using still photographs [ SniperAlley Sarajevo ] from photojournalists who covered The Siege Of Sarajevo to counter revisionists fictional writings that are masquerading as fact.
Read Mersiha Gadzo heartbreaking tale of two brothers here. One can’t not be emotionally wounded after reading Dzemil’s tale of his older brother Amel’s death at the end of a snipers bullet delivered squarely to his chest.
Dzemil’s and Mershia’s account is accurately written for posterity. It counters the revisionists’ versions that perpetuate untruths, and are drowning in political malfeasance.

 

The view from my room at The Holiday Inn. Sarajevo 1995.

Avoiding Serb sniper fire by taking the back streets to school. Sarajevo 1995.

[Jack Picone] DO NOT USE
Under Serb sniper fire, mother and child run for their lives along ‘Sniper Alley’ in Sarajevo in 1995