2001 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 2nd prize
Photographer

Ziyah Gafic

01 January, 2000

A disabled man who has spent most of his life on his bed. High on the Bjelasnica mountain, at the edge of a ravine, the hamlet has been untouched by any of the wars of the 20th century. There is no electricity or running water, and the 16 inhabitants live on what they can produce. The village is often under heavy snow and is isolated for much of the year. Most of the young people have left. Nearly everyone is over 60.

About the photographer

Ziyah Gafic

Ziyah Gafic was born in Sarajevo, where he studied comparative literature. Since 1999 he has travelled extensively and covered major events in more than 40 countries. Gafic’s wo...

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