The opening was hosted by a local youth organization Center for Youth Kvart. The exhibition Liberty was developed and organized by forumZFD office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Foundation for building culture of remembrance from Prijedor and the author Ron Haviv with contribution of his Foundation VII. The exhibition features photographs of prisoners “on all sides” irrespective of ethnicity and contributes towards a broader understanding of the treatment of detainees during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The question of Liberty was also addressed in a poetic performance which accompanied the opening ceremony. Two local authors Amir Talić and Muhidin Šarić, who themselves have experienced imprisonment in camps during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, read their poetry. Nusreta Sivac one of the 36 women who were detained at the camp Omarska addressed the audience by pointing out the importance of a constructive approach towards building a culture of memory.
The exhibition will be used for developing educational material for younger generation on DwP topics and will remain as a constant exhibit of the future Documentation center in Prijedor. After Prijedor the exhibition will travel to Banja Luka, Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
About the author Ron Haviv:
In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections.