Fifteen years on from the wars in Croatia and Bosnia and ten years after the end of the conflict in Kosovo, thousands of families are still waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones classified as missing. Photographs are by Nick Danziger, the text by Rory MacLean.
The wars that scarred the Balkans in the 1990s cost the lives of about 140,000 people, a quarter of whom simply vanished and were reported missing by their families. In 2010, almost 15,000 people remain unaccounted for.
Award-winning British photographer Nick Danziger and acclaimed Canadian writer Rory MacLean have documented the plight of 15 families selected among thousands still waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones.
The exhibition, based on a book, also shows the work the International Committee of the Red Cross has been doing since 1991 to trace missing persons in the Balkans.
In 2010 and 2011, the exhibition will visit cities across the Western Balkans, and will also travel to other parts of Europe and to North America.
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