It all started so quickly, and I could not help but be reminded of those uneasy days before the bombings, some 20 years ago. Back then, I watched my parents as they hastened to stack the flour and food we would use while being locked in the house, or that we would all carry with us if kicked out of it.



When I decided to work on the topic of young people in Kosovo, I was convinced that the subjects I would include in my photography would be cooperative and not hinder my work. Considering the fact that most Kosovars aged 15 to 25 own smartphones, have access to the Internet and spend most of their day publishing personal information, I thought it would be easy and doable.



As a result of many conflicts that take place in the Middle East, Afghanistan and in subsaharian countries, hundreds of thouands of people took the road to Europe throught the Balkan route. In the same time, dissapointed with the slow development and high rate of corruption thousands of young Kosovars left their country to find new and better life in the western Europe.








Under the burning African sun these men work about sixteen hours per day in order to extract the gold powder that is so difficult to find.



The evening of 13 November 2015 a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris and in it's northern suburb St. Denis. Suiscide bombers detonated their bombs in the close perimeter of Stade de France and on the same time gunmen carried out shootings in cafees and restaurants in central part of Paris. The long evening ended when the group was shot dead in Bataclan theatre where thay had taken many hostages and shot dead people in the audience. In total 130 victims lost their lives in the attacks that led to weeks of mourning.


Since the end of the war in Kosovo, the troubles for many families did not end. During the three month period of NATO bombing over Serbian targets around 10000 people have been killed from which around 3500 considered missing including the Kosovo serbian victims. After the UN administration mission took over the civil administration of the province some activities to bring light over the faith of the missing came through the International Red Cross Committee and other local NGO’s. Most of the missing perople from albanian side were found in mass graves in Serbia, and the serbian missing persons were found in Kosovo. From the beginning of this process there were a lot of hand overs of body remains to both sides but most of them came from Serbia.

  Kosovo Independence from within the Prime Ministers Office







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