Bosnian-Muslim Displaced Refugees, Croatia, 1995Artist(s)Peter TurnleyObject Creation Date1995Medium & Supportarchival pigment print on paperDimensions
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm);13 ¼ in x 20 in (33.66 cm x 50.8 cm)Credit LineGift of David and Jennifer KieselsteinSubject matter
In this photograph, two children (identified as Bosnian-Muslim refugees living in Croatia) are swinging and smiling amid the rubble of a destroyed building. The stark juxtaposition of play and destruction in the image testifies to the traumatic experiences though ultimate resilience of these children. Bosnian Serbs targeted and massacred Bosnian Muslims in the early 1990s as part of an "ethnic cleansing" agenda. NATO finally intervened in the conflict in 1995 and ordered a ceasefire. During the decades of the 1990s, Peter Turnley traveled widely through the Balkans and a number of nations in the Middle East, including Turkey and Iraq, to photograph refugees of various concurrent conflicts. Physical Description
A black-and-white image of two children playing among a ruined, roofless structure and rubble. One child is swinging on a rope while the other watches.Primary Object Classification Photograph Primary Object Typeblack and white printCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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