The ceremony was held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the heroic defense of Dubrovnik during the Homeland War and Dubrovnik Defenders Day. Urban’s family attended the unveiling ceremony which was conducted by Mayor Mato Franković and the prime minister’s envoy, Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković.
(Photo: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL)
Minister Vučković underscored that Urban’s photographs are remembered because the world saw the culturecide that occurred in Dubrovnik and Croatia.
“Urban’s photographs bring documentary directness but also an incredible artistic experience,” the agriculture minister said.
Mayor Franković said that Urban gave the most valuable thing he had, his life, in exchange for the truth and to bear witness to Dubrovnik’s suffering and destruction and to present it for the world to see.
The last photographs ever taken by Pavo Urban, before he was killed during shelling in Dubrovnik on December 6, 1991. Photos: Pavo Urban.
The program marking the 30th anniversary of Dubrovnik’s defense ends on Tuesday with the launch of a book by Nikola Obuljen, “How we Negotiated with the Enemy”.
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