The faces, the Yugoslavia
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The faces, the Yugoslavia

Travelling across Balkan Peninsula from Bulgaria to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and then reaching Croatia, the photographic shooting of portraits and monument built during the period of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is finally accomplished. What is left after the dislocation of that socialist country existing from 1945 to 1991? How is current situation of those people living in the relics with Utopia style? I'm desperately seeking the answers.

What happened to this country from flourish to breakup, from forced peace to continuous civil war. My thoughts can't help being triggered by taking photos for the futurism monument and people keeping living in the scarred city, as I'm a citizen from the country established in the same historical period. Every single monument and relic is a piece of history, as well as those peeling walls and bullet hole. Every micro expression, no matter serene or frowned, is telling a story of the person who stays in the city or in the memory. With a brief chat, eventually, I obtained brilliant answers. Compared to the auditorium on rugged highland, a bite of sandwich is better.

I suppose I saw it.