Within the documentary series “The Story Behind The Photo”, the fourth episode has been released on November 18, 2023, in Sarajevo. This episode recounts the story of the photograph of the slain Sarajevo boy Nermin Divović, captured by the Spanish photojournalist and the member of WARM Foundation Enric Marti of the Associated Press on November 18, 1994
The documentary series is an integral part of “Sniper Alley Photo,” a personal project initiated by Sarajevan Džemil Hodžić in 2019. This series comprises mini-documentaries and poignant testimonies in which foreign photojournalists, who were present in besieged Sarajevo, share the stories behind the creation of their photographs.
The aim of Sniper Alley Photo project is to find, identify and archive photos taken in Sarajevo – Bosnia, during the war from the period 1992 – 1996. A period of 3 years, 10 months, 3 weeks and 3 days to be exact. We will document the war from people who experienced it first-hand and from photographers who covered it. We would like to acknowledge and credit the brave and courageous photographers who lived the war together with us and bore witness to our suffering. Some of whom tragically lost their lives in the process. We would like to give them a place in our history. This project will honour our unsung heroes, those brave men and women who risked their lives to tell our stories, whose lenses opened a window onto our world so that humanity could see what was happening to us and bear witness to a tragedy unfolding.