Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Pictures Without Borders does more than just document Bosnia, before and after [the war]. Horn's obvious empathy for his subjects turns his pictures into a remarkable testament to the power of photography to reach across time and across national borders." -John Marshall full review
"Steve Horn has produced a photography book that tells the story
better than words can. He shows the painful, hateful, irrational descent into hell of people who, whatever their alleged differences, had lived together in relative peace. Equally important, he chronicles their slow recovery." -Richard Holbrooke full review
Fellowship Magazine - a publication of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
""With his unique photographs, Steve Horn has woven a beautiful story of Bosnia and its people. As I recognized every Bosnian in the pictures and stories he gathered, I realized that, thanks to him, I will be able to show my children that, after all, I did not come suddenly into existence at age 20. " -Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas full review
"Horn's photographs continually illustrate that life trumps war. His art is in letting the people and the land speak to the camera." -Frank Ward full review
Borders' is powerful, lyrical, and dramatic and, at the same
time, filled with warmth and humanity."
Dizdarevic, Sarajevo journalist, writer, and an editor of the
daily newspaper Oslobodjenje during the siege of Sarajevo,
which won international awards for keeping independent journalism
alive in war-torn Bosnia. He is the author of Sarajevo: A
War Journal and Portraits of Sarajevo.
is a healing book. Steve Horn's photographs show us the human
beings--not merely the victims--who suffered and survived the
Harden, reporting for the Washington Post and later the
New York Times, covered the collapse of Yugoslavia.
showed me his exquisite black and white photographs from travels
in Eastern Europe in 1970 during a workshop in April 2003. I
sensed that the pictures called him to return to the area and
fulfill a greater purpose. We encouraged him to respect that
deep knowing. An exciting project has now emerged--the results
of his journey bringing images of people and place back to the
In this rewarding
and beautiful book, Steve takes his photographs to Bosnia thirty-three
years after he captured the first set of images on film. He retraces
his original route, taking new photographs–and shares the heart-moving experience
of returning pre-war pictures to people who no longer had their
own record of the way their world existed.
in Pictures Without Borders, from both 1970 and 2003,
have a haunting beauty. They illustrate what I most love about
photography--its ability to transcend language and open paths
of connection with people around the world."
has been visiting and documenting indigenous and tribal cultures
for over 25 years. He is the author of Tibetan Portrait and Enduring Spirit.