Spectacular results, after three days we reached our goal.
Thanks to all of you who supported us so generously. Our aim now is to keep fundraising. Any additional money will enable us to do the following things in this order of priority. We can translate the book into Bosnian. We will be be able to print more copies and sell the book for less money which will make it available to more people inside Bosnia at a price they can afford. We will also make a website dedicated to the book.
Gary, Jon and Remy.
In September 2011 a group of photographers and writers who had covered the war in Bosnia met and decided to make a book about that war to commemorate the beginning of the war and to re-engage with the country. The idea was 15 years in the making.
Jon Jones (project photo editor), Gary Knight (project production in collaboration with photographer Ziyah Gafic) and Remy Ourdan (project text editor) took the project on with the intention of making a book to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the war. They pulled together the work of over 50 indigenous and foreign photographers and writers who all volunteered their material.
The hardback book contains 248 pages that includes the work of many of the leading photographers and writers of the time. It charts the course of the war from its beginning in April 1992 to the Dayton Peace Accord in 1995.
We have raised 50% of the money we need to publish, now we are looking for matching funds.
The book is now ready to print in Bosnia in time for its launch at the Sarajevo Film Festival in July 2012. We need your help to make this deadline.
250 copies of the book will be dispersed for free to libraries and academic institutions in Bosnia.
The contributors to the book include:
Darko Bandic, Amel Emric, Nina Berman, Alexandra Boulat, Gilles Peress, Noël Quidu, Ron Haviv, Odd Andersen, Olivier Jobard, Patrick Chauvel, Andrew Reid, Anja Niedringhaus, Rikard Lama, Antoine Gyori, Benoit Gysembergh, Christopher Morris, Christophe Calais, Enric Marti, Enrico Dagnino, Eric Bouvet, Filip Horvat, James Mason, Jerome Delay, James Nachtwey, Laurent Rebours, Laurent Sazy , Michael Persson , Morten Hvaal , Patrick Robert, Paul Lowe, Peter Northall, Rachel Cobb, Roger Hutchings, Ron Haviv, Santiago Lyon, Srdjan Ilic, Steve Connors, Thomas Kern, Tom Haley, Tom Stoddart, Laurent Van Der Stockt, Wade Goddard, Yannis Behrakis, Anthony Loyd, John F Burns, Janine Di Giovanni, Jean Hatzfeld, Kurt Schork, David Rohde, Ariane Quentier, Remy Ourdan, Gary Knight, Jon Jones.
Thank you for reading.
- (21 days)