Sarajevo Self-Portrait

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords and the end of the war in Bosnia: SARAJEVO SELF-PORTRAIT: THE VIEW FROM INSIDE Images and Words by Nine Photographers from Sarajevo will be on view at the Peer Gallery (526 West 26 Street, Suite 208) in New York from Oct 17 - Nov 19, 2005. The nine featured Bosnian photographers are Kemal Hadzic, Milomir Kovacevic, Danilo Krstanovic, Nermin Muhic, Mladen Pikulic, Nihad Pusija, Damir Sagolj, Sahin Sisic, and Dejan Vekic. Stacy Sullivan, who covered much of the war and the peace that followed, wrote this of Leslie Fratkin's work to put "Sarajevo Self-Portrait" together: "Fratkin had the foresight to realize that no outsider could tell the story of Sarajevo as well as those who were living it.... Sarajevo Self-Portrait is the culmination of her efforts. It tells the story of nine Bosnian photographers as they chronicled the destruction of their own city. Through a series of extensive interviews, which accompany their bodies of work, we hear how they struggled to hold their lenses still as their friends and families were struck down by snipers bullets, how they schemed to smuggle film into the city through and underground tunnel, and how at times they used their won urine instead of developing chemicals to make their prints. At times tear-jerking, and at other times gut-wrenchingly comical, Sarajevo Self-Portrait is one of the best, and certainly the most sensitive book to come out of the war." The book can also be bought online at Amazon or at Barnes&Noble. And there is one more panel discussion coming up on the subject for those with the time and inclination. Friday, November 11 6:30 pm The New School, Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12 Street New York, New York Admission: $8, free for students with valid ID DAYTON PEACE ACCORDS -- 10 YEARS ON Panelists will include Richard Holbrooke, architect of Bosnia's Dayton peace plan, and a group of writers, including David Rieff and Chuck Sudetic. Tom Gjelten, national security correspondent for NPR and the author of "Sarajevo Daily: A City and its Newspaper Under Siege" will moderate.

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Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690