1994 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

James Nachtwey

Magnum Photos for Time

01 January, 1993

In a village church, a Croatian family give free rein to their grief following the death of a relative who was killed in a battle in the central Bosnia town of Gornji Vakuf.

Despite persistent attempts to create the right conditions for peace in former Yugoslavia, war, death and destruction dominated life in Bosnia-Herzegovina throughout 1993. Time and again cease-fires were agreed, often to be broken in a matter of hours.

About the photographer

James Nachtwey

Photographs of the Vietnam War and the American Civil Rights movement inspired him to become a photographer. While teaching himself photography, he worked as truck driver and as ...

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