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The Project: Dayton unresolved
December 14, 1995. On that day the treaty of Dayton was signed by Milosevic, Tudjman and Izetbegovic. But what happened since in Bosnia? It seems that the West has lost its interest. The treaty which established peace in Bosnia also caused a political and economic deadlock. The development after the war let to a depressive situation and Bosnia is stuck with corruption and unemployment, without any political mechanism to solve this situation. But some parties even find comfort in this deadlock. Every administration position is overstaffed by two or even more people, leading to a situation where nothing happens anymore.
Two-thirds of Bosnia’s budget are spend on salaries and costs of administration. The actual partition into two countries (Federation and Republika Srpska) was concluded by the treaty of Dayton and it seems like nobody is willing to change that. This work focusses on the countries of former Yugoslavia and their unresolved issues, with a special focus on Bosnia. The photos don't draw a distinction between Serbs, Bosnian or Croats. They all deal with the same problems. The work “Dayton unresolved” tries to capture the atmosphere in Bosnia. An atmosphere filled with resignation and economic problems but at the same time with a huge lust for life.