In City of Light Sarajevo 1992 _ Silence before the Massacre
Opus: Sarajevo City of Light,
SARAJEVO Gateway of Hell, BOSNIA in Tragic WAR,
POETIC Beauty and Strength of the Human Spirit,
During the years of terror cast upon Bosnia and my city of Sarajevo, photography remained my only medium of artistic expression. My painting conditions were nonexistent, (shortage of materials, time and peace). My photographs were captured while walking between steps. Each step representing life or death… In this town of sorrows, agony surrounded by walls of hatred and evil, I encountered the most extraordinary beings in this world. They are genuine people, without hatred; people who survive inside the walls of a besieged city, without electricity, fuel, food, water, etc. Sarajevo became the massacred city where every new day is awaited as a miracle; awaited with patience and disbelief that you are still alive. There was a light that continued to glow from this destroyed city and its people; they had not lost their spirit. Exhibitions and concerts were still being attended by people who shed the tears of happiness, knowing that they couldn’t kill the art. A horrifying beauty was born.
Intensely preoccupied with exploring light at edge of shadow,
Picture is based on light and darkness counterpoints,
With elements of Chiaroscuro,
Observation of physical and psychological reality,
Acutely observed realism brought a new level of emotional intensity,
Strong, dramatic expression,
Perception beyond Appearances,
Symbolism, POETIC TransRealism;
Perception beyond any veil; including the veil of religion,
"There the sun doesn’t shine, or the moon, or the stars, nor any earthly fire,
In Its light, invisible; in a secret place,
In the heart It resides."
Mirza Ajanovic fine ART Photography,
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dekanski (3916) 2014-01-09 3:24
Mirza najbolje je da ne kažem ništa, jer bi svaka reč bila bezvredna uz ovu fotografiju i ovaj tekst!
imageme (1790) 2014-01-09 13:22
Hi Mirza, What a poetic words to deliver such painful history of Sarajevo City along with this B/W image. The smoke in front of the buildings and the walking woman give sense of desperation. The further end shows some daily life but the subjects in the FG already tell the history. Best regards