2000 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Jan Grarup

Ekstra Bladet

01 January, 1999

March-July. Kosovars cheer NATO forces as they arrive at the border between Macedonia and Kosovo. From March through May, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians fled Serbian aggression in Kosovo. After a lengthy hold-off in the face of NATO bombardment, Serbian president Milosevic finally accepted a peace plan for Kosovo on June 3. On June 12, NATO forces made their way into Kosovo from Albania and Macedonia. As Serbian civilians and the Yugoslavian military moved across the border to Serbia, Kosovars began to return, but many found their homes destroyed.

About the photographer

Jan Grarup

Grarup’s work reflects his belief in photojournalism’s role as an instrument of witness and memory to incite change, and the necessity of telling the stories of people who are re...

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