Ziyah Gafić

Living Archive of Identities Lost

Often I think about personal histories within large communities of people and how they will be remembered. This project by Ziyah Gafić, where he "photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses," is powerful.  "But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them have been exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, is photographing every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost."

Watch here.