Sarajevo Exhibition Documents Perils of Wartime ‘Sniper Alley’


‘Watch Out, Sniper,’ a multimedia exhibition documenting the wartime siege of the Bosnian capital through photographs, archive material from the Hague tribunal, witness testimonies, and 3D modelling opens at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Thursday November 18.

Based on research by award-winning photographer Paul Lowe, the exhibition historically and geographically reconstructs the area in Sarajevo known during the 1992-95 siege as Sniper Alley—the informal name for Zmaja od Bosne Street and Mesa Selimovic Boulevard, the main boulevard in Sarajevo, which during the Bosnian war was lined with snipers’ posts, making it dangerous for civilians to traverse.  

BIRN’s regional director Marija Ristic said, “Lowe has used his photography and pictures by others, but also documents, artistic installations and technology to create a compelling narrative of events…we hope to bring new techniques of storytelling to the public, not just in Sarajevo, but elsewhere in the region to.”

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