Photography: The Last Yugoslavs
The Last Yugoslavs is a visual exploration of the factors that shape memory and identity on the vestiges of a failed society. Yugoslavia, a socialist federation of six republics, collapsed in a series of fratricidal wars in the 1990’s, but the countries that rose from its ashes to this day remain clinched in post conflict mode, lost in the murky waters of endless transition. War, trauma, and fear define day-to-day life, persisting as the central forces that mold personal identity and the collective experience. Nationalist ideologies still dominate the public discourse, and the region continues to float between bloodshed and peace, unable to come to terms with its tragic past.