“The Betrayal of Srebrenica: A Commemoration” is a traveling, documentary photographic exhibit that serves as a focal point for educational programs about the war in Bosnia (1992 – 1995), the betrayal of the UN “safe area” of Srebrenica in July 1995, and the international campaign for truth and justice.
The exhibit was shown at Antioch College (October 2005), Washington and Lee University (January 2006 – December 2006), Hofstra University (September 2006 – December 2006), Wellesley College (February 2007), and Boston College (January – February 2008). A version of this exhibit was displayed in July 2005 in Sarajevo at the annual meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
The exhibit photographs by Paula Allen are color archival prints in 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 dimensions, which depict Srebrenica, Srebrenica survivors, the activities of the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP), and the July 11, 2005 ten-year commemoration of Srebrenica attended by over 30,000 survivors and their supporters. The text panels accompanying the photographs feature quotes by journalists, UN officials, and Bosnian Serb political and military officials.
Initial funding and support for research in Bosnia and for the production of the exhibit by Lisa DiCaprio were provided by an American Historical Association Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) 2002 Catherine Prelinger Award, Washington and Lee University, and a 2005 Puffin Foundation photography grant. Funds and support were subsequently contributed by Antioch College, Hofstra University, Wellesley College, and Boston College.