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Final Bosnia Reflections

Following the two weeks in Bosnia, I spent an additional three weeks traveling. With the stories of survivors in mind and transitioning to recreational travel, I was considering the different purposes of travel. While off in new countries with freedom to choose my activities and next destinations, the purpose of ...

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Mountains

I’m constantly amazed by how beautiful Bosnia is. I chose this picture to write about because I’m kind of obsessed with the mountains. I never get bored during long car rides here since the scenery is so amazing to look at. We hiked to Lukomir last weekend, which is Bosnia’s ...

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Photo Reflection

The day before participating in the Peace March was the first time I visited the battery factory where the old Dutchbat base was located during the war. At the time, I could feel how unsettling and morose it was to be inside the old factory because I knew of all the heartbreak and ...

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Journal 6: Photograph of the day

    Journal 6: Photograph of the day For this week we had select a photograph and write about it. I decided to pick a picture from my trip this past weekend to Montenegro. I went with a few of my friends from the program here and we had a ...

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Journal 4: Srebrenica

Journal 4: Srebrenica   So, this blog post has taken an estimated 300 years to write.  Everytime I try to put words together it doesn’t seem to fully convey my experience visiting the Srebrenica memorial and hearing from the survivors. So i’m just going to describe what I took away ...

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Home: An account of one student’s attempt to tell a summer romance using only one photo and 600 words

This is neither the most beautiful photo I have nor the most powerful. However, this photo is special because it is the first photo I sent to my family back in the United States. This is the view I see almost every day because this is what I see as ...

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Little Signs, Here and There

Fellow Travelers, This is a picture of the house of Ramiz Nukić, a now publicly recognized figure in the community for his dedicated work solo-collecting bones of victims from the Srebrenica’s genocide. Although I am not writing about Ramiz in this post, I am using a picture of his house, ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2018-07-30 14:05:31

When I took this picture I was quite excited about all that it contains. Of course, the content is not entirely positive – the background shows the coffins of the 35 people buried this July. However, I feel that it captures our experiences – those of us who rode from Bihac ...

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Photos and Expectations

This week we were told to pick a photo from the last five weeks and write about it. This was hard considering I have taken what seems like a million photos since I arrived in Sarajevo. The photo I ultimately chose to write about is the outside of Tito’s Bunker ...

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Photography & BiH

For this week’s blog we were supposed to choose a photo and write about it. There’s a cliche that says a picture is worth a 1,000 words, but I’d need a million to encompass my time here in pixels. After all photography is not often about content, it’s about light. ...

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