balkans

Photo

A Photographer Looks Back on the Horrors of the Bosnian War

We talked to legendary photojournalist Ron Haviv about his experience documenting the trauma and atrocities of the Bosnian War.
Ron Haviv
12.15.15
Stuff

Inside Belgrade's Oldest Psychiatric Hospital

Laza Lazarevic hospital was founded in 1861 as a "Home for Those Who Lost Their Mind."
Stefan Veselinovic
12.15.15
News

Talking to the Refugees Stuck Behind Macedonia's Border Fence

Protests broke out at the Greek-Macedonian border last weekend after a man was electrocuted while attempting to climb onto a train wagon.
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis
12.2.15
Canada

Haunting Photos of Serbia in the Aftermath of War

Matt Lutton's six years in the Balkans resulted in this dark, moving portrait of life after the upheaval of the 1990s.
Matt Lutton
8.13.15
News

A Czech Libertarian Has Declared a New Micronation in the Balkans

The Free Republic of Liberland, a micronation in disputed territory between Serbia and Croatia, has a website, a flag, and a coat of arms, Now, it's looking for citizens.
Mark Hay
4.17.15
VICE INTL

Blood Debt

VICE Serbia meets families across the Balkans who have taken justice for their children's deaths into their own hands.
VICE Serbia
12.29.14
Photo

Sarah Pannell's Un-noticed Places

With BAs in International relations and photography, Sarah applies considered thought to what she's shooting.
Heather Lighton
12.16.14
soccer

Soccer and Kosovo's Fight for Independence

Kosovo produces great soccer players, but an ongoing struggle for independence has left its ambitions hamstrung by global politics.
Jack Kerr
11.12.14
Correspondent Confidential

Strange Border Kidnappings in Kosovo

Investigative journalist Michael Montgomery traveled to the Balkans to find that the end of the war didn't mean the end of war crimes.
VICE Staff
6.16.14
Photo

Pictures from a Serbian Town Underwater

Last week when I was researching a story on migration, I found myself in Obrenovac, a Serbian town some 18 miles southwest of central Belgrade, and it looked more like a lake than a town.
Giorgos Moutafis
5.19.14
Photo

And This Is How Bulgarians Scare Evil Spirits Away

Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual that takes place in an attempt to scare away evil spirits and bring good harvest and health to the community for the year. They do this by imitating sex and giving birth and wearing massive wooden dicks around...
Deyan Georgiev
2.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Landscapes to Take Your Breath Away, and Your Legs

If the thought of landmines evokes images of war-torn death-scapes (or the haunting boxes of a Windows 3.1 computer game) Brett Van Ort has some photographs you should see.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.29.11