Benedek Lakatos (1984) – Hungary, Budapest
He was born in Hungary, Budapest and since his birth he is living and working there. Graduated in 2009 as an Art Historian and expert of Slavic studies especially focused on contemporary art and political changes in post-Yugoslav countries. Between 2012 and 2013 he earned a unique opportunity to actively participate in a research work related to the Srebrenica massacre happened between July and September 1995 where more than 8000 bosniak civilians were killed by Serbian paramilitary forces and until now only 70% of the killed people have been identified. Thousands of bodies were buried into unknown locations between 1995 and 1996. The photographic portfolio would like to capture the Memorial Center and the Cemetery of Srebrenica-Potocari, including places where the terrific massacre happened.
2012 - Hello Holnap! - Magyar Telekom creative award, 2014 - Bite the Ballot - Young and creative Europe, 2015 - 33rd Hungarian Press Photo , 2012 - 30th Hungarian Press Photo, 2014 - 'ARC' - Billboard Exhibition
Srebrenica -The unburied (hi)story
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica Bosnia-Herzegovina, an ugly, terrific and bloody genocid of Bosniak civilian people that followed the fall of former Yugoslavia. Annually on 11th July Srebrenica Memorial Centre creates an official event where survivors and everyone else may have opportunity to remember to the tragedy Also on the same day identified Bosnian authorities rebury hundreds of identified remains to Srebrenica Memorial Centre. This photography portfolio captures moments of 'Srebrenica 2015 Memorial Day' started on 10th July (official farewell, day -1) until the reburial process and common pray happened on 11th July.