The photo exhibition “Sarajevo Barcelona Light&Shade” by Ante Magzan opened last night at the Sarajevo City Hall, on the occasion of three decades of friendship between Catalonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The exhibition presents black and white photographs of people and architecture and it rounds off a year steeped in cooperation between Catalonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which, among other things, the Cooperation Agreement between the Sarajevo Canton and the Government of Catalonia was signed.
The exhibition presented a monograph of the same name with photos from the exhibition and texts by the writer Miljenko Jergović and the delegate of the Government of Catalonia and former correspondent from besieged Sarajevo Eric Hauck.
It was also noted at the opening of the exhibition that a Catalan photojournalist Jordi Pujol Puente was killed in Sarajevo during the siege of the city in 1992.
He was the first representative of the international media to die during the shelling of Sarajevo.
According to the organizers of the exhibition, the death of the photojournalist was the trigger that gave Catalans the feeling that the war in BiH was also their war.
The City of Sarajevo awarded the title of an honorary citizen to the fallen Catalan photojournalist.