MMSARAJEVO Besieged

MMSTRANGERS NO MORE

MMn1993 - 1995





Across early 2012, I began posting photos of people from the siege in a public album on Facebook.

Soon, from overseas, people began to chime in with comments. That's me! That's my friend!

Here, then, are all the photos, so far, of former strangers for whom names have been given,
in the order in which they were found.









Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

The lovely woman on the left is Nadža Mehmedbašić, or so Kemal Bakaršić was happy to report,
having devoured the Autumn 1994 issue of The New Combat, upon my return to the city in March 1995.
The woman on the right is an aunt of Alma Mušanović, or so Kemal reported during my visit in 1997.
Sarajevo in April is dominated by the sight and scent of lilacs.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

Edin Čormehmedović, Amra Bajramović, Fedja Ekyfoll, Haris Bajramović and Alma Tunović (left to right).
Fedja got in touch in early 2012 through the Facebook album. All five are still friends.
But the anxious fellow on the right remains unknown. It seems he happened by as the other five, all friends, were cavorting.
Here are some more photos of the kids of Skenderija.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

Samir Pazalja, Haris Džananović and Admir Suljević.
Admir is the one who got in touch first on Facebook in early 2012. All three are there in Sarajevo.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

Amela Porter, Almira Aljović and Merima Saračević (left to right).
Amela wrote in March 2012, through Facebook, that Almira and Merima are healthy and fine.
But she doesn't quite remember the name of the older girl on the right. Ajla, or Aida, or ...
Here are some more photos.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

At the offices of Dani Magazine, a crucial and heroic wartime publication: Amir Gutošić, Jasenka Sasha Cico and Imrana Kapetanović.
Imrana writes in March 2012 that Amir still works at Dani.
And Jasenka says thanks for the photos, which in war were very few. She's in Ljubljana.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

Again at Dani — with Jasenka, Imrana, and Ozren Kebo, who has also been in touch on Facebook, from Sarajevo, in March 2012.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

The older boy is named Hasib, and the younger Salem. Or so I've been told by Ema Emily on Facebook, in March 2012.
I'm still hoping for more names and information as to whereabouts. Is Ema the girl in the photo? I don't know.
Here are some more from this badly damaged neighborhood.

















Sarajevo siege 1993 1994

The beautiful woman is Minka Imširević.
Her son Almir saw the photo on Facebook and wrote in April 2012. She and he are still in Sarajevo. The girl, for now, is unnamed.

















The boy on the left I never had a name for. But the others I knew, back then, as Fuko, Maja and Danila.
It would be nice to hear word about their whereabouts today.
Here are some more photos, and a question about Maja's name.



































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