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Chair: Rachel Kerr, Professor of War and Society, King’s College London


  • Dr Paul Lowe, Reader in Documentary Photography, London School of Communication, University of the Arts London
  • Professor Kenneth Morrison, Professor of Modern Southeast European History, De Montfort University.

The Siege of Sarajevo remains the longest siege in modern European history, lasting three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and over a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad. Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo provides the first detailed account of the reporting of this siege and the role that journalists played in highlighting both military and non-military aspects of it. The book draws on detailed primary and secondary material in English and Bosnian, as well as extensive interviews with international correspondents who covered events in Sarajevo from within siege lines. It also includes hitherto unpublished images taken by the co-author and award-winning photojournalist Paul Lowe.

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Dr Paul Lowe is a Reader in Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. Paul is an award-winning photographer and educator, whose work is represented by the VII Photo Agency. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny. His book, Bosnians, (2005) documents 10 years of the war and post war situation in Bosnia. His research interest focuses on the photography of conflict, and his most recent books include Photography Masterclass (2017) and A Chronology of Photography(2019) and Understanding Photojournalism (2018).


Kenneth Morrison is Professor of Modern Southeast European History at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of Nationalism, Statehood and Identity in Post-Yugoslav Montenegro (2018), Sarajevo’s Holiday Inn: On the Frontline of Politics and War (2016) and, with Elizabeth Roberts, The Sandžak: A History (2013).


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Rachel Kerr

Professor of War and Society