Christian Lutz October 4, 2010Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Bosnia.
Srebrenica commemorative walk. Bosnia-Herzegovina 2009
Christian Lutz (b. 1973, Switzerland) studied photography at the Art School Le 75 in Brussels and has been working on stories in the Balkans, in South America, West Africa, in the United States and in Switzerland. His work has been exhibited in a variety of places. His last story “Protokoll” was nominated for the 2007 HSBC Foundation of Photography and won the Nicolas Bouvier Prize in Switzerland. His book “Protokoll” won the German Photography Book Prize 2007. Christian is a member of Agence VU in Paris.
About the Photograph:
“This march follows the same trail as that of the column of 14 000 men who left Srebrenica on July 11 1995 following the attack of Serbian forces and the abandonment of the “safe zone” by UN forces. It symbolically retraces the path through the main locations of past massacres between Pobudje and Potocari. It is here that each year there is a commemoration to the genocide of Srebenica. At the Potocari memorial, the coffins containing the remains of bodies identified and registered over the year are displayed before being buried.”