Seeing Kosovo Anew

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“You can help little Johnny. Or you can turn the page.” For years, a charity dared readers to ignore their full-page ads, and many managed to. In a world saturated with images of “bang-bang” (as some in the news business call scenes of violence), it’s hard not to get used to scenes of fighting and suffering.

Three years ago, as Kosovo dominated the headlines, many photojournalists captured images of NATO jets striking the forces of Slobodan Milosevic, tractors full of Kosovar Albanian refugees streaming to the borders, bodies by the roads, and tattered tents and burnt houses. Not Melanie Friend. She came up with another approach, one meant to make people stop, look, and listen, and to move beyond terms like “refugee.”

Related Information:
Melanie Friend will discuss and show slides from her book, “No Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo” on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 7 p.m. at New Words Bookstore
186 Hampshire Street
Inman Square
Cambridge MA
For more information: 617-876-5310.


Melanie Friend, author and photographer, “No Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo”

Visar Hoti, producer and general manager, Radio Tema, Ferizaj, Kosovo.