Observed Portraits, first prize stories
Milan (4) leaves the hospital on 27 February, three months after surviving a family suicide attempt in which both his father and mother died. All three jumped from a sixth-floor balcony, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Milan’s parents had been experiencing financial difficulties in the midst of a struggling national economy.
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About the photographer
Nemanja Pančić is a founding member of the Kamerades photo collective.
He was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and participated in the SEE New Perspectives Masterclass for professional photographers from southeastern Europe, a project from World Press Photo in partnership with the Robert Bosh Stiftung.
Pančić is the winner of the Serbian Press Photo special award, life photo story category for 'Najdan Circles' (2011); Serbian Press Photo award, portrait category for 'Disconsolate Mother' (2010); Serbian Press Photo award, sport photo story category for 'Fighting Spirit' (2010); and the UNS (Serbian Journalist Association) Laza Kostic annual photography award, photo story for 'Baba Mondi (The one who opens the doors)' (2010). Pančić lives in Belgrade, Serbia.