Exhibition Documents Children’s Experiences of War-Ravaged Sarajevo
"Using donated equipment from Scotland, I set up an improvised dark room and organised photography classes in the orphanage basement. I developed only a few of those photographs back in the late 1990s and they were sitting in my closet gathering dust. Two years ago I finally scanned them using a high resolution scanner and the results were amazing," he said.
"The students I worked with at the time were aged between six and 16. I taught them the basic photographic techniques," he explained. His students are now adults, and stories about their lives will form part of the exhibition.
After the opening, the exhibition will remain on display at the City Hall for ten days. On Thursday, Leslie will also present his book 'Balkan Journey', a visual document of the former Yugoslavia in the wake of the 1990s wars, at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
Photo: Muhamed Bosnjo.
Photo: Chris Leslie.
Photo: Ogi Tomic.
Photo: Djecak Nusret.