Scars, Visible and Invisible, in BosniaBreaking News
It seemed like a simple question: How old are you?
But when Matteo Bastianelli asked people he met in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he could hear the pain in their answers.
“They start to say, ‘I was 15 when the Bosnian war started,’ ” said Mr. Bastianelli, an Italian photographer. “It’s like people are locked in the past.”
Mr. Bastianelli moved to Sarajevo, the capital, in 2009, drawn to stories he had heard on previous visits. He spent the next four years working on “The Bosnian Identity,” a dark project that explores the hidden emotional wounds left by the 1992-95 war that changed the country. He sought to ask what it meant to move on after enduring such ravaging violence.
“At the beginning, I just looked around me and saw that the city was full of scars,” he said. “The holes made by machine-gun fire are everywhere in Sarajevo. It’s really scary to see.
“But I could not see the scars of human beings.”...
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