A young man in the Stara Gazela camp. “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. August.
Girl at scene of arson, “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. August.
The famous black birds of Kosovo in flight over Mitrovica. February.
Rally for President-Elect Obama, Wilmington, DE. January.
Victim of human trafficking, Albania. For the New York Times. June.
Morning of Obama’s Inauguration, parade route. January
Souvenirs at Obama Inauguration. January.
The Washington Monument, Obama Inauguration. January.
Mill in Bosnia. May.
Northern Kosovo. August.
Inside the Stan Trg mine in Mitrovica, Kosovo. August.
Rally for national handball team, Sarajevo BiH. March.
Jasmin in Sarajevo. March.
An elderly man aboard a free public bus from Sarajevo to Srebrenica, 14th anniversary of genocide. July.
Families of Srebrenica victims gather at the Potocari memorial to bury the remains of their loved ones. July.
Children at the scene of a mining disaster, Zenica BiH. March.
Miners at the Zenica hospital following an explosion that killed a colleague. March.
The bus from Kosovska Mitrovica to Belgrade. February.
On the road from Prishtina to Mitrovica during large snow storms in Kosovo. February.
Reshat Zatriqi in his home in Mitrovica Kosovo with his son. February.
Kosovars celebrate the one-year anniversary of independence along Mother Theresa Street in the center of the capitol, Prishtina. February.
Bowring on my birthday. June.
Cat on my birthday. June.
Port of Durres, Albania. For the New York Times. June.
My friend Stojan and his crew, Nova Gazela camp. “Nowhere”. July.
A boy climbs on to the roof of his family’s home in the Stara Gazela camp to jump into their inflatable swimming pool. “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. July.
Boys play on top of a garbage pile behind their home in Nova Gazela. “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. August.
A young man along the train tracks in Nova Gazela. “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. August.
Smoke from a trash fire looms over the Nova Gazela settlement. “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”. August.
Mourners of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Pavle in Belgrade. November.
2009 was my first real year of living and working in Serbia and it was wrought with more questions than answers. I’m still trying to figure out what last year was and what the next will bring, in terms of life and my photos. But I think these pictures may show some of what this was about for me, my relationship to friends and strangers, places and stories. These are not just my “best” pictures but include many more personal. A visual taste of my year. And I’m ecstatic to be back for another take.
Of course, I am a month past due with this in part to recovering from the holidays stateside and setting up everything here for 2010. I’ll have much more to share in the near future on what’s new these days, including projects, collaborations and websites. As always you can see my work at www.mattlutton.com and dig through my archive (and buy pictures!) at archive.mattlutton.com.
Thanks for keeping up with my work and supporting us here at Dvafoto. Happy New Year!