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“Amazing photos and story; somewhat biased portrayal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of War Photo Limited

War Photo Limited
Ranked #8 of 158 things to do in Dubrovnik
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Owner description: War Photo Limited is an exhibition centre of war and conflict photojournalism situated inside Dubrovnik's historic old city, spread over 2 floors the 350m2 (3800 sq ft) displays photographic exhibits by world renown photojournalists covering recent and ongoing regional and global conflicts. It is the intent of War Photo Limited to educate the public in the field of war photography, to expose the myth of war and the intoxication of war, to let people see war as it is, raw, venal, frightening, by focusing on how war inflicts injustices on innocents and combatants alike.
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“Amazing photos and story; somewhat biased portrayal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

War Photo Ltd is an excellent photography gallery dedicated to displaying photos depicting war; not just the most recent War in Yugoslavia, but others as well. Its main focus is Yugoslavia and the aftermath, and I found the displays very moving. The gallery contains 2 floors with 3 or 4 rooms per floor full of photographs.

It can be a little tricky to find Antuninska St off of the Stradun, but once you turn down, WPL is right there on your right.

The exhibit that stood out to me most was the one on the recovery and identification of the bodies dumped in a mass grave after the slaughter in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Another set of photos that I remember so clearly is a series depicting individuals dashing across a certain street intersection to avoid sniper fire. the photographer was crouched down in an obscured location and photographed them as they ran across this one open area. Unfortunately I don't remember which Yugoslav city he was in.

My one issue with this gallery is that, despite its proclamations of being nonbiased, after learning more about the war since our trip this summer, it sure seems to me as though WPL had an agenda--Serbia the sole agressor; Bosnia-Herzogovina the innocent beaten-down nation; Croatia stuck in the middle, blameless. It may just have been the exhibits that were up, but that was certainly the impression I got; the conflict was much more complex than the photographs implied, and no country was innocent.

WPL offers numerous books of their photographers' works for sale, many of which are wonderful. I ended up buying one of the founder's books on Mostar; the photos weren't even displayed in the gallery, but I had just been to Mostar and was interested to learn more about the city's war-time struggle.

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Visited July 2012
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“Must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

If you look at the city with it's touristic, expansive places and luxury liner, this is another very important perspective of the city and the war which took place just a few decades before. Prepare to be really sad afterwards.

Visited August 2012
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“Powerful exhibit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

After walking around the old town and seeing all the ancient history and doing the touristy things, this is a powerful reminder of more recent history of this magnificent place and these wonderful people. The pictures of all the mostly young people who fought and perished is very emotional. The damage to the old town and the manner in which it has been rebuilt is a testament to the strength and pride of the residents. It is important to visit this museum to better appreciate what this city, region is all about. It is a very humbling place.

Visited January 2013
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“VERY MOVING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Until you visit here it is hard to appreciate what the Croation people in Dubrovnik went through. Devastation to so much of the city, loss of life and great hardship. Words can't express, puctures can only help imagine what it must have like. The bonus was it was open and free.

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“A must see, if you want to understand this city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Be prepared to be moved and to be humbled when you see photo after photo of so many young men who died defending this city. I knew i couldn't leave Dubrovnik without paying my respects, so to speak and remembering what this city has gone through.

Visited October 2012
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