Nomansland - PhMuseum

Nomansland

Miriam Stanke

2018 - Ongoing

Bosnia and Herzegovina

'Nomansland' is an ongoing project focusing on the impact of ethnic segregation by the state as well as the influence of a changed environment on people’s idea of peace almost 25 years after the end of the Bosnian War. Alterations by mine fields, the uranium bombing by NATO in the 90’s and an ongoing ethno-political segregation are still having massive impact on people’s life in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are fueling tension between citizens.

The project is a collaboration between Italian photographer Carlo Lombardi and German photographer Miriam Stanke.

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  • Different mine dummies in an education room of the demining company Pro Vita in Mostar

  • Two pilgrims reached their goal in Medugorje, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site

  • A skull was found in the woods of Glamoc while demining the area. Body parts are still found 25 years after the Bosnian war. Identification of vivtims is still ongoing

  • A deminer at work marking the ground for detecting mines in Glamoc

  • Almira and her daughter live close to a munition storage in Hadzici which was destroyed by one of NATO‘s uranium bombing during the war. People were informed about the use of uranium just years later. The village around the munition storage shows a high number of cancer patients.

  • A deminer is waiting for a controlled explosion of detected mines in Glamoc

  • Han Pijesak Artillery Storage and former military base which was bombed with uramnium depleted waepons by the NATO

  • Entrance to the protest camp of veterans asking for support: Many of them suffer of severe illnesses due to their participation in the war but are not getting any financial or medical support by the state.

  • Amir in the veteran protest camp in Sarajevo.

  • A veteran in a protest camp asking for support: Many of them suffer of severe illnesses due to their participation in the war but are not getting any financial or medical support by the state.

  • One of the protesters of a camp of veterans is posing in his ‚garden‘. The camp is manned 24 hours a day and veterans started to build differents amenities like this flower garden.

  • Mary statues at Medugorje, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.

  • Neretva is the most important river in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a length of 225 km it connects countless villages and towns and crosses the whole country. Villages and city districts are often subject to ethno-political segregation


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