Missing Lives – Photo exhibition
Fifteen years on from the wars in Croatia and Bosnia and ten years after the end of the conflict in Kosovo, thousands of families are still waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones classified as missing. Photographs are by Nick Danziger, the text by Rory MacLean.
Where: ICRC Geneva, Switzerland
When: 11.10.2011 - 21.10.2011
The wars that scarred the Balkans in the 1990s cost the lives of about 140,000 people, a quarter of whom simply vanished and were reported missing by their families. In 2010, almost 15,000 people remain unaccounted for. Award-winning British photographer Nick Danziger and acclaimed Canadian writer Rory MacLean have documented the plight of 15 families selected among thousands still waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones. The exhibition, based on a book, also shows the work the International Committee of the Red Cross and other organizations have been doing since 1991 to trace missing persons in the Balkans.
The Missing Lives exhibition was first shown in London, United Kingdom, from 7 to 26 July 2010, at the Observation Platform, Riverside Walkway (Gabriel's Wharf), South Bank.
In 2010 and 2011, the exhibition will visit cities across the Western Balkans, and other parts of the world (programme subject to change):
Geneva, Switzerland: 11 October to 21 October 2011, ICRC headquarters (outdoor exhibition)
Belgrade: 23 August to 6 September 2010 – Kalemegdan Fortress, in front of the Cvijeta Zuzoric Gallery
Sarajevo: 30 August to 12 September 2010 – Trg Djece Sarajeva
Pristina: 14 to 24 September 2010 – Mother Theresa square
Mostar: 20 September to 4 October 2010 – Spanski Trg
Banja Luka: 11 to 25 October 2010 – Bana Milosavljevica
Zagreb: 4 to 18 November 2010 – Trg Strossmayer
Strasbourg: 4 to 8 October 2010 – Council of Europe building
Brussels: 25 October to 6 November 2010 – Place du Luxembourg (in front of the European Parliament)
Ottawa: January to September 2011 – Canadian War Museum
Berne: 30 August to 4 September 2011 – Waisenhausplatz
Melbourne: 30 August to 9 September 2011, Melbourne Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St (opposite Queen Victoria Markets), 9 am to 9 pm. Plus a number of other venues in Australia.